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By Frank Ruda

ISBN-10: 0803284373

ISBN-13: 9780803284371

Pushing again opposed to the modern fantasy that freedom from oppression is freedom of selection, Frank Ruda resuscitates a basic lesson from the background of philosophical rationalism: a formal thought of freedom can come up simply from a safety 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 additionally predestination and divine providence. by means of systematically investigating this normally ignored and likely paradoxical truth, Ruda demonstrates how genuine freedom conceptually presupposes the idea that the worst has continually already occurred; briefly, fatalism. during this brisk and witty interrogation of freedom, Ruda argues that simply rationalist fatalism can healing the modern disorder whose paradoxical identify this present day is freedom.

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