Download e-book for iPad: A Real Mind: The Life and Work of Axel Hägerström by Patricia Mindus

By Patricia Mindus

ISBN-10: 9048128943

ISBN-13: 9789048128945

This complete presentation of Axel Hägerström (1868-1939) fills a void in approximately a century of literature, delivering either the criminal and political pupil and the non-expert reader with a formal creation to the daddy of Scandinavian realism. in keeping with his whole paintings, together with unpublished fabric and private correspondence chosen solely from the Uppsala records, A actual Mind follows the chronological evolution of Hägerström’s highbrow company and provides an entire account of his concept. The e-book summarizes Hägerström’s major arguments whereas permitting additional serious evaluate, and attempts to reply to such questions as: If norms are neither actual nor fake, how can they be thoroughly understood at the foundation of Hägerström’s idea of information? Did the founding father of the Uppsala university uphold emotivism in ethical philosophy? What outcomes does any such perspective have in useful philosophy? Is he particularly the muse at the back of Scandinavian country absolutism?

A genuine Mind areas the complicated net of concerns addressed by way of Hägerström in the broader context of 20th century philosophy, stretching from epistemology to ethics. His philosophy of legislation is tested within the middle chapters of the e-book, with emphasis at the will-theory and the relation among legislations and tool. The narrative is peppered with vignettes from Hägerström’s existence, giving an insightful and hugely readable portrayal of a philosopher who placed his imprint on felony idea. The appendix presents a specific bibliography and a short synopsis of the key occasions in his existence, either deepest and intellectual.

"The paintings bargains an exceptional reconstruction of Hägerström’s paintings and lifestyles, and provides his own and highbrow evolution balancing completely the chronological and the systematic dimensions."
Liborio L. Hierro, Professor of Jurisprudence, college of legislations, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

"The booklet is excellently-sourced, regularly well-argued, and makes a case for a revival of curiosity in Hägerström. i think this to be very important. Hägerström is correct, insightful and interesting."
Michael Freeman, LLM, Barrister, Professor of English legislation, school of legislation, college collage London, United Kingdom

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To project on worldly phenomena the “false” experience of an Inner-self, called the “soul”). Simply put, the ecstasy of the mystic clarifies what Hägerström considers to be the underlying contradiction of Christian dogmatism (determination versus contingency): Hence the question is whether it is conceivable that some of God’s acts are contingent, because in that case the dogma of self-necessity (causa sui) cannot be. This obviously has strong implications for the problem of ethics and free-will.

This opinion is upheld by E. , p. 79. On the difficulty of fixing the date of the conversion, see E. , p. 6; and K. MarcWogau, Axel Hägerströms filosofi (now in) Studier till Axel Hägerströms filosofi, Prisma, Uppsala 1968, p. 18. ” If we bear in mind what Hägerström declared personally, the date might be pushed back as far as the mid-80s. 128 A historian who has studied the official documents of the commission, Svante Nordin, concluded that «notwithstanding strong disagreement in the commission on whom to appoint as number one, there is a striking unison when it comes to number two.

Two years earlier, in 1895, Carl Yngve Sahlin left his chair vacant and Hägerström, even though at the very beginning of his career, saw his chance to acquire the position. That very year he published two minor books: An Inquiry into the Possibility of Empirical Ethics, with Special Reference to the Main Modern Forms and a longer essay entitled On Feeling and Thrust in Morals as a Rational Phenomenon in the Main Forms of Modern Rationalism. It is possible that he drew on material he produced for a lecture on February 22nd entitled On the Relation between Mind and Body in Empirical Psychology.

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