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By Frank Ruda

Pushing again opposed to the modern delusion that freedom from oppression is freedom of selection, Frank Ruda resuscitates a basic lesson from the historical past of philosophical rationalism: a formal inspiration 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 ordinarily missed and doubtless paradoxical truth, Ruda demonstrates how genuine freedom conceptually presupposes the belief that the worst has constantly already occurred; in brief, fatalism. during this brisk and witty interrogation of freedom, Ruda argues that in simple terms rationalist fatalism can medication the modern affliction whose paradoxical identify this day is freedom.

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