Passages through Baudelaire

From Poetry to Thought and Back


In the first part of his 1936 lecture series on Schelling’s Philosophical Investigations into the Essence of Human Freedom (1809), Heidegger seizes on a point of contention that Schelling, anticipating objections to his endeavor of developing a system of freedom, addresses in the opening pages of his treatise: Can freedom be conceptualized within a philosophical system that aims at wholeness? What is the place of a concept of freedom in a “scientific world view”? Is there an essential antagonism between the idea of freedom and that of system?1


Human Freedom Philosophical Investigation Philosophical System German Idealism Opening Page 
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