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By Frank Ruda

ISBN-10: 0803284373

ISBN-13: 9780803284371

Pushing again opposed to the modern fable that freedom from oppression is freedom of selection, Frank Ruda resuscitates a primary lesson from the historical past of philosophical rationalism: a formal thought of freedom can come up in simple terms from a safeguard of absolute necessity, utter determinism, and predestination.

Abolishing Freedom demonstrates how the best philosophers of the rationalist culture or even their theological predecessors—Luther, Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Freud—defended not just freedom but in addition predestination and divine providence. through systematically investigating this commonly missed and doubtless paradoxical truth, Ruda demonstrates how genuine freedom conceptually presupposes the idea that the worst has regularly already occurred; briefly, fatalism. during this brisk and witty interrogation of freedom, Ruda argues that merely rationalist fatalism can remedy the modern disorder whose paradoxical identify this present day is freedom.

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