Freedom and Tradition in Hegel: Reconsidering Anthropology, Ethics, and Religion



Freedom and Tradition in Hegel stands at the intersection of three vital currents in contemporary ethics: debates over philosophical anthropology and its significance for ethics, reevaluations of tradition and modernity, and a resurgence of interest in Hegel. Thomas A. Lewis engages these three streams of thought in light of Hegel’s recently published Vorlesungen über die Philosophie des Geistes. Drawing extensively on these lectures, Lewis addresses an important lacuna in Hegelian scholarship by first providing a systematic analysis of Hegel’s philosophical anthropology and then examining its fundamental role in Hegel’s ethical and religious thought.

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  • Book

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  • Freedom and Tradition in Hegel

  • Thomas A. Lewis

Date Created
  • 2016-09-15

  • 274 pages

  • 9780268159733

  • 9780268159726

  • University of Notre Dame Press

Publication Date
  • 2005-05-12

  • Individual

  • Philosophy

  • Ethics

  • Logic

  • Religion

  • Nature

  • Anthropology

  • Spirit

  • Freedom

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  • Religion–Philosophy

  • Ethics

  • Liberty

  • Tradition (Philosophy)

  • Philosophical anthropology

  • English

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