Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Interpreting Kant's Critiques$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Karl Ameriks

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199247318

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199247315.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 27 November 2020

Kant and Hegel on Freedom: Two New Interpretations

Kant and Hegel on Freedom: Two New Interpretations

(p.211) 8 Kant and Hegel on Freedom: Two New Interpretations
Interpreting Kant's Critiques

Karl Ameriks (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Contrasts a metaphysical reading of Kant’s notion of freedom with recent accounts of freedom offered by Allen Wood in a book on Hegel and Henry Allison in a book on Kant. Wood argues that Kant’s account is more concerned with the metaphysics of causation than Hegel’s and is therefore weaker, whereas Allison proposes and defends an understanding of freedom in Kant that plays down the role of causality and metaphysics. Argues in part along with Wood, against Allison, on the issue of the meaning of Kant’s theory, and in part along with Allison, against Wood, on the issue of the relative coherence and defensibility of Kant’s theory in contrast to Hegel’s. Also notes that there are significant problems with the main basis that Allison offers for the claim of our freedom, namely, the thought that we ‘can’t help but believe that we are practically free’.

Keywords:   causality, freedom, ideality, metaphysics, transcendental idealism

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .