This book relates Kant's work to the historical context of his predecessors.
Cover Half-title Title Copyright Contents Contributors Acknowledgments Introduction Part One Autonomy in Context 1 Justus Lipsius and the Revival of Stoicism in Late Sixteenth-Century Europe Notes 2 Affective Perfectionism 1. Voluntarism and Antivoluntarism - Radical Alternatives? 2. Varieties of Divine Transcendence 3. The Cambridge Platonists: Non-contrastive Antivoluntarism? Community with God: Friendship and Participation Freedom Grace and (Plastic) Nature 4. Conclusion Notes 3 Autonomy and the Invention of Theodicy 1. The Historicity of Theodicy 2. Theodicy despite Leibniz 3. Kant's Invention of Theodicy Hyperteleology Critique and Theodicy Authentic Theodicy Conclusions Notes 4 Protestant Natural Law Theory Notes 5 Autonomy in Modern Natural Law 1. Suárez 2. Pufendorf 3. Accountability, Freedom and Moral Reasons 4. Accountability, Moral Reasons and the Second-Person Standpoint Notes Part Two Autonomy in Practice 6 Pythagoras Enlightened Notes 7 What Is Disorientation in Thinking? 1. About Ideals 2. Kant's Concern with Disorientation 3. Further Problems of Disorientation The Role of Examples Human Nature and Textual Interpretation Historical Example and Political Orientation Taking Kant Seriously Notes 8 Autonomy, Plurality and Public Reason 1. Autonomy as Individual Independence 2. The Kantian Conception of Autonomy 3. The Grounds of Kantian Autonomy 4. Autonomy as Practical Reason 5. Reason, Autonomy, Morality Notes 9 Trapped between Kant and Dewey Notes.
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