INTRODUCTION; PART I: THE VALUE OF FREEDOM; PART II: THE ACTUALITY OF FREEDOM; PART III: THE ACHIEVEMENT OF FREEDOM; CONCLUSION
Paul Guyer received his AB and PhD from Harvard University. He has taught at the Universities of Pittsburgh, Illinois-Chicago, Pennsylvania, and Brown University. He is the author, editor, and translator of two dozen previous books, including nine monographs or collections on Kant and the three-volume History of Modern Aesthetics (2014). He has been General Co-Editor of the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant, for which he has been co-editor of the Critique of Pure Reason and editor of Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment and Notes and Fragments. He is a past president of the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division and the American Society of Aesthetics. He has held numerous fellowships in the United States, has been a Research Prize Winner of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
This is a masterful achievement by one of the world's foremost Kant scholars. It represents a welcome and original contribution to Kant's ethics. It will be mandatory reading for anyone interested in Kant's conception of freedom ... Guyer succeeds in saying something new about a familiar theme in the way he untangles the novel aspects of Kant's account of the nature and value of moral freedom, and meticulously reconstructs Kant's various attempts to justify the claim that finite rational agents possess the freedom to act on the basis of categorical moral commands ... All of the essays advance scholarly debates about Kant's philosophy in notable ways. Guyer's analysis reflects a mastery of Kant's corpus and a deep knowledge of the relevant views of Kant's most important predecessors and contemporaries * Anne Margaret Baxley, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *