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The Subject of Freedom: Kant, Levinas

Gabriela Basterra

Abstract

The Subject of Freedom explores the idea of freedom theoretically as the limit that enables thinking, and practically as something other that constitutes subjectivity. Kant's introduction in the third antinomy of an unconditioned freedom necessitates “the human being” that would embody it. In being constituted by freedom, this book proposes, the subject plays the role of the unconditioned that bounds objectivity. But explaining how freedom constitutes ethical subjects lies beyond reason's reach. The challenge practical philosophy faces is explaining how something that exceeds knowledge constit ... More

Keywords: Freedom, Ethics, Subjectivity, Autonomy, Kant, Levinas, Antinomy, Critique of Practical Reason, Otherwise than Being

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780823265145
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823265145.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gabriela Basterra, author
New York University

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