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Critique of Freedom: The Central Problem of Modernity

Otfried Höffe


In this ambitious book, philosopher Otfried Höffe provides a sophisticated account of the principle of freedom and its role in the project of modernity. Höffe addresses a set of complex questions concerning the possibility of political justice and equity in the modern world, the destruction of nature, the dissolving of social cohesion, and the deregulation of uncontrollable markets. Through these considerations, he shows how the idea of freedom is central to modernity, and he assesses freedom’s influence in a number of cultural dimensions, including the natural, economic and social, artistic a ... More

Keywords: freedom, modernity, political justice, social cohesion, Kant, liberal society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226465906
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226466064.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Otfried Höffe, author
Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen