The influence of Kant’s understanding of morality is too strong to be ignored. Hegel, however, fundamentally criticized Kant for offering merely a ‘formal’ model of normativity that cannot sufficiently comprehend human action as free. Instead, Hegel argues in his doctrine of ethical life (
Sittlichkeit) that the embeddedness of the acting subject must be taken into account when identifying normativity. Yet the issue of normativity in Kant and Hegel remains contested even today, not least due to the misunderstandings of their conceptions of the topic. The present volume explores developments within recent scholarship which enable a better understanding of the concept of normativity in the thought of Kant and Hegel.
Christian Krijnen (PhD 2001, habilitation 2006) is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands). In his numerous monographs and articles, Kant, Hegel, neo-Kantianism, and contemporary transcendental philosophy play a major role.
List of Contributors
Christian Krijnen 2 Being at Home with Oneself in the Whole—Hegel’s Philosophy of Freedom as Actuality
Christian Hofmann 3 Hegel’s Radicalization of Kant’s Copernican Turn: the Internal Unity of the Natural and the Moral Law
Paul Cobben 4 The Religion of the God-Man: Hegel’s Account of Revealed Religion in the
Phenomenology of Spirit Arthur Kok 5 The Reality of Value as a Problem of Kantian Ethics
Martin Bunte 6 Foundations of Normativity
Max Gottschlich 7 Hegel über die logischen Grundlagen der Sittlichkeit
Klaus Vieweg 8 How is Practical Philosophy Speculatively Possible?
Christian Krijnen 9 The Normative Function of the Right of Objectivity in Hegel’s Theory of Imputation
Giulia Battistoni 10 Freedom from Kant to Hegel
Christian Schmidt 11 Justification of the State: Kant and Hegel
Jiří Chotaš 12 Hegel’s Republican Penal Philosophy: An Attempt at a Contemporary Reconstruction
Benno Zabel 13 History as the Progress in the (Un)Consciousness of Freedom?
Tereza Matějčková 14 Is there any Philosophy of History?
Jean-François Kervégan 15 “Freedom in the European sense”: Hegel on Action, Heroes, and Europe’s Philosophical Groundwork
Alberto L. Siani
All interested in the philosophy of Kant, German idealism, neo-Kantianism, and post-war transcendental philosophy. Anyone concerned with the conception of normativity in German philosophy and its relevance for philosophical thought.