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, offering either the criminal and political student and the non-expert reader with a formal advent to the daddy of Scandinavian realism. in response to his entire paintings, together with unpublished fabric and private correspondence chosen solely from the Uppsala information, A genuine Mind follows the chronological evolution of Hägerström’s highbrow firm and provides a whole account of his proposal. The ebook summarizes Hägerström’s major arguments whereas permitting extra severe review, and attempts to respond to such questions as: If norms are neither real nor fake, how can they be correctly understood at the foundation of Hägerström’s concept of information? Did the founding father of the Uppsala institution uphold emotivism in ethical philosophy? What effects does any such perspective have in functional philosophy? Is he fairly the muse in the back of Scandinavian country absolutism?

A genuine Mind areas the advanced net 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 middle chapters of the booklet, with emphasis at the will-theory and the relation among legislation and gear. 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 criminal concept. The appendix offers a specific bibliography and a quick synopsis of the key occasions in his lifestyles, either inner most and intellectual.

"The paintings deals a good reconstruction of Hägerström’s paintings and existence, and provides his own and highbrow evolution balancing completely the chronological and the systematic dimensions."
Liborio L. Hierro, Professor of Jurisprudence, college of legislation, 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 appropriate, insightful and interesting."
Michael Freeman, LLM, Barrister, Professor of English legislation, college of legislation, college university London, United Kingdom

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P. 37: «sarebbe quindi innanzitutto interessante poter ricostruire [quest]i momenti (. ); ma il materiale per una tale ricerca (. » 109 R. Sandin, Axel Hägerström’s Philosophy of Religion, with Special Reference to his Theory of Knowledge and his Concept of Reality, Ann Arbor University Microfilm, Michigan 1959, p. 12. 110 For some extreme interpretations of this kind, see I. Hedenius, Om rätt och moral, Walhström & Widstrand, Stockholm 1963, p. 10; A. Wedberg, Axel Hägerström. Några minnesbilder och intryck, in L.

The only “real” form of knowledge was hence non-empirical in nature, and derived rationally from ontology. However refined idealism became on the continent, it remained quite rudimental in Uppsala. «Compared to the German version, Scandinavian idealism can be understood as more dogmatic, both because of the Platonic and Leibnizian elements and (. »77 Reason was held to be a manifestation of God, who in turn 73 S. , p. 196. ” And the center of this web of influences was Uppsala. 74 J. Carlsson, Statsabsolutismens rättsfilosofi.

Founded in 1477, the university counted, among its alumni and professors, some of the most distinguished names in the history of the Nordic peninsula. Here, classes were held by Anders Celsius, the inventor of the thermometer whose degrees are still named after him, and the medicine school directory lists the great systematizer of botanics, Carl von Linné. Christopher Polhem, the genius of mechanical engineering who invented the laboratorium mechanicum was among the ex-alumni, along with the cantor and poet Carl Michael Bellman.

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