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By Frank Ruda

Pushing again opposed to the modern fable that freedom from oppression is freedom of selection, Frank Ruda resuscitates a basic lesson from the background of philosophical rationalism: a formal idea of freedom can come up simply from a protection of absolute necessity, utter determinism, and predestination.

Abolishing Freedom demonstrates how the best philosophers of the rationalist culture or even their theological predecessors—Luther, Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Freud—defended not just freedom but additionally predestination and divine providence. by way of systematically investigating this generally neglected and likely paradoxical truth, Ruda demonstrates how genuine freedom conceptually presupposes the idea that the worst has continually already occurred; briefly, fatalism. during this brisk and witty interrogation of freedom, Ruda argues that in simple terms rationalist fatalism can treatment the modern affliction whose paradoxical identify this present day is freedom.

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