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

By Patricia Mindus

This entire presentation of Axel Hägerström (1868-1939) fills a void in approximately a century of literature, supplying either the criminal and political student 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 in response to his entire paintings, together with unpublished fabric and private correspondence chosen solely from the Uppsala information, A actual Mind follows the chronological evolution of Hägerström’s highbrow firm and gives an entire account of his inspiration. The e-book summarizes Hägerström’s major arguments whereas permitting additional severe evaluate, and attempts to respond to such questions as: If norms are neither precise nor fake, how can they be properly understood at the foundation of Hägerström’s concept of information? Did the founding father of the Uppsala college uphold emotivism in ethical philosophy? What effects does this type of perspective have in functional philosophy? Is he particularly the foundation at the back of Scandinavian kingdom absolutism?

A genuine Mind areas the advanced net of matters addressed through Hägerström in the broader context of 20th century philosophy, stretching from epistemology to ethics. His philosophy of legislations is tested within the middle chapters of the publication, 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 felony idea. The appendix presents a specific bibliography and a quick synopsis of the most important occasions in his existence, either inner most and intellectual.

"The paintings bargains an outstanding 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 ebook is excellently-sourced, constantly 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."
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121 M. Fries, Förord, in A. Hägerström, Filosofi och vetenskap, Ehlin, Stockholm 1957, p. 9. 122 E. , p. » This opinion is upheld by E. , p. 79. On the difficulty of fixing the date of the conversion, see E. , p. 6; and K. MarcWogau, Axel Hägerströms filosofi (now in) Studier till Axel Hägerströms filosofi, Prisma, Uppsala 1968, p. 18. ” If we bear in mind what Hägerström declared personally, the date might be pushed back as far as the mid-80s. 128 A historian who has studied the official documents of the commission, Svante Nordin, concluded that «notwithstanding strong disagreement in the commission on whom to appoint as number one, there is a striking unison when it comes to number two.

196. ” And the center of this web of influences was Uppsala. 74 J. Carlsson, Statsabsolutismens rättsfilosofi. OpenElement 75 S. Nordin, Den Boströmska skolan och den svenska idealismens fall, Doxa, Lund 1981, p. » 76 See the emblematic account in E. , in «Theoria», 1939, V, pp. 111–140; now in Gesammelte Werke. Aufsätze und kleine Schriften (1936–1940), Bd. 22, Meiner, Hamburg 2006, pp. 167–192. 77 E. , p. 31: «Rispetto a quello tedesco l’idealismo scandinavo può essere considerato più dogmatico, sia in ragione delle accennate componenti platoniche e leibniziane sia (.

After all, how is it possible that God plays dice, as Einstein used to put it? 2 The Formative Years in Uppsala In the autumn of 1886, at the age of 18, Hägerström arrived in the city that his name would be linked to: Uppsala, the most ancient and renowned university town in Scandinavia. 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.

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