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A Real Mind: The Life and Work of Axel Hägerström by Patricia Mindus

By Patricia Mindus

This finished presentation of Axel Hägerström (1868-1939) fills a void in approximately a century of literature, supplying either the criminal and political pupil and the non-expert reader with a formal creation to the daddy of Scandinavian realism. in response to his entire paintings, together with unpublished fabric and private correspondence chosen solely from the Uppsala records, A actual Mind follows the chronological evolution of Hägerström’s highbrow firm and provides an entire account of his concept. The publication summarizes Hägerström’s major arguments whereas allowing additional serious evaluate, and attempts to respond to such questions as: If norms are neither actual nor fake, how can they be appropriately understood at the foundation of Hägerström’s concept of information? Did the founding father of the Uppsala institution uphold emotivism in ethical philosophy? What results does this sort of point of view have in useful philosophy? Is he relatively the foundation in the back of Scandinavian nation absolutism?

A actual Mind areas the advanced internet of concerns addressed by means of Hägerström in the broader context of 20th century philosophy, stretching from epistemology to ethics. His philosophy of legislation is tested within the center chapters of the ebook, with emphasis at the will-theory and the relation among legislation and tool. The narrative is peppered with vignettes from Hägerström’s lifestyles, giving an insightful and hugely readable portrayal of a philosopher who placed his imprint on felony concept. The appendix offers a specific bibliography and a short synopsis of the key occasions in his lifestyles, either inner most and intellectual.

"The paintings bargains a good reconstruction of Hägerström’s paintings and existence, and offers 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, consistently well-argued, and makes a case for a revival of curiosity in Hägerström. i feel this to be vital. Hägerström is suitable, insightful and interesting."
Michael Freeman, LLM, Barrister, Professor of English legislation, college of legislation, collage collage London, United Kingdom

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61 In the early 1980s Thomas Mautner edited and published a lecture that Hägerström held at Verdandi the 21st of April 1909 on Philosophy as Science, now in «Filosofisk tidskrift», 1980:2, pp. 1–13 and 1981:3, pp. 45–47. 2 The Formative Years in Uppsala 15 buzzing with new ideas. Hägerström was surely influenced by this new atmosphere. 63 In March 1893 he first read and studied Nietzsche with enthusiasm. Probably the reading was Ecce homo. 66 But he never did. He changed his mind and preferred the academically much more viable Aristotle.

66 But he never did. He changed his mind and preferred the academically much more viable Aristotle. ” For the time being, however, his revolutionary intention was put on hold. His first years in Uppsala were tough. 67 His first academic achievements were not exactly ground-breaking: He lectured at the “Filosofiska föreningen” (the philosophical association) on pretty common themes such as ethics of stoicism in April 1890, on the evolution of medieval philosophy in October 1891, on Leibniz’ monadology in 1892 and on the philosophy of Plato in 1893.

Samtal med en svensk tänkare, in «Ord och Bild», 1939, anno 48, p. » 71 S. Nordin, Den Boströmska skolan och den svenska idealismens fall, Doxa, Lund 1981, p. » See also by the same author, Romantikens filosofi. Svensk idealism från Höijer till hegelianerna, Doxa, Lund 1987, pp. 104 ff. R. Sandin, The Founding of the Uppsala School, in «Journal of the History of Ideas», 1962, pp. 497–499; A. Wedberg, Den logiska strukturen i Boströms filosofi, Almqvist & Wiksell, Uppsala 1937; E. Ryding, Den svenska filosofiens historia, Natur & Kultur, Stockholm 1959, pp.

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