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By Frank Ruda

Pushing again opposed to the modern fantasy that freedom from oppression is freedom of selection, Frank Ruda resuscitates a basic lesson from the heritage of philosophical rationalism: a formal thought of freedom can come up merely from a security 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 usually neglected and doubtless paradoxical truth, Ruda demonstrates how genuine freedom conceptually presupposes the belief that the worst has continually already occurred; briefly, fatalism. during this brisk and witty interrogation of freedom, Ruda argues that merely rationalist fatalism can medication the modern illness whose paradoxical identify this day is freedom.

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