Blackwell, Albert L.

On Freedom
1992 0-7734-9583-5
This is an analysis of ethical principles based upon "determinism" - a perspective that Schleiermacher defines with care and elaborates with originality. This early treatise (1790-92) is a seminal work for Schleiermacher's career and a significant contribution to the study of ethics. This translation make Schleiermacher's treatise available in English for the first time. The introductory essay traces the history of the text, discusses the philosophical background, and surveys his associated writings. It also provides a comprehensive summary of the treatise's arguments and comments on related secondary literature