Courses: The Concept of Freedom and the Dialectic of Master and Slave (PHILH225B01)

Spring 2011

How are we to think about freedom in light of Hegel's positive evaluation of the slave's experience of freedom in his Phenomenology of Spirit (paragraphs 178-196) and Nietzsche's negative assessment of the mentality and moral psychology of the slave in On the Genealogy of Morality? Additional readings include the section on Spirit from Hegel's Phenomenology, Marx's Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling, and Kant's Grounding of a Metaphysics of Morals.

Syllabus: View course syllabus

Prerequisites: One 100 level course or its equivalent, or consent.

Fulfills: HU SJ III


Philosophy (Web site)

Taught By

Kathleen Wright (Profile)


Haverford, Gest 102

Meeting Times

TTh 10:00-11:30