Freedom In Hegel And Kant's Theory Of Freedom

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With the pure practical faculty of reason, the reality of transcendental freedom is also confirmed. For speculative reason, the concept of freedom was problematic, but not impossible. That is to say, speculative reason could think of freedom without contradiction, but it could not assure any objective reality to it…Freedom, however, among all the ideas of speculative reason is the only one whose possibility we know a priori. We do not understand it, but we know it as the condition of the moral law which we do know ( KpV 3-4). With a completely different strategy in the First Critique where freedom was explicated in order to confirm the possibility of morality, Kant reverses this doctrine by noting that the moral law is the grounding of the possibility of transcendental freedom. Kant reverses the doctrine of the First Critique, i.e., freedom…show more content…
Hegel thinks that a moral principle needs content in order to choose between two different concrete states of affairs or between different systems of property. But it is clear that the CI is a supreme moral principle not limited by or to any particular world, but instead covers all possible worlds. ‘‘It must hold not only for human beings but for all rational beings as such, not merely under contingent conditions and with exceptions but with absolute necessity’’ (Gr 4:408). It has often been pointed out by Kant’s defenders that there is far more to his moral theory than simply satisfying this formula. In fact, Kant offers several different versions of this formula to help draw our consideration of morality away from an empty formalism charge. Kantian defenders propose their interpretations to show that these analyses are flawed. This discussion of interpretations of the emptiness charge will be divided two parts, the limited interpretation of Hegel’s emptiness charge and the systematical

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