Herzen and James: Freedom as Radical

  • W. J. Gavin
  • T. J. Blakeley
Part of the Sovietica book series (SOVA, volume 38)


Freedom is often reduced to a theoretical problem, instead of being responded to in its radical form — as a hypothesis, the proof of which is in the acting. Two philosophers who continually strove to keep the radical edge of freedom sharpened were Alexander Herzen and William James. Although differing in many respects, nonetheless on this specific issue they had much in common.


Human Person Conscious Experience Theoretical Problem Radical Edge Religious Dimension 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1976

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  • W. J. Gavin
  • T. J. Blakeley

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