Abolishing Freedom: A Plea for a Contemporary Use of Fatalism


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University of Nebraska Press
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5.0 X 0.48 X 7.99 inches | 0.51 pounds
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About the Author

Frank Ruda is an interim professor for the philosophy of audiovisual media at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany, and a visiting lecturer at Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He is the author of Hegel's Rabble: An Investigation into Hegel's Philosophy of Right and For Badiou: Idealism without Idealism.


"Abolishing Freedom is not only the very acme of today's philosophy, but much more--it is a book for everyone who is tired of all the ideological babble about freedom of choice."--Slavoj Zizek, author of Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism

--Slavoj Zizek (09/15/2015)
"Appropriating it as a natural right, a possession that can be taken away, the sign of the subject's sovereignty, liberalism has given freedom a bad name. Yet how to think without acknowledging the fact of freedom? In his delightful book, Ruda shows us the way. Reducing the liberal edifice to rubble, he rescues a freedom that is in no way ad libitum."--Joan Copjec, author of Imagine There's No Woman: Ethics and Sublimation
-- (09/15/2015)
"This is an utterly captivating, smart, provocative book--compelling in its argument, fascinating in its detail, sobering in its implications. Absolutely exhilarating."--Rebecca Comay, author of Mourning Sickness: Hegel and the French Revolution-- (09/15/2015)
"Abolishing Freedom is both philosophically and stylistically daring."--Michael Principe, Marx and Philosophy--Michael Principe "Marx & Philosophy "