Professor Alison Assiter
University of the West of England
Kant has difficulty explaining the possibility of freely doing wrong and the origin of freedom. For Kant in the CPR, freedom consists in a different kind of causation from that which is operative in the rest of the natural world.
Professor Assiter will suggest that Kierkegaard, or Haufniensis, in The Concept of Anxiety, offers an approach to freedom that does not lead to Kant’s problem but that maintains Kant’s strong and libertarian conception of freedom.