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Thimo Heisenberg
Bryn Mawr College
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    Hegel on the Value of the Market Economy.Thimo Heisenberg - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (4):1283-1296.
    It is widely known that Hegel is a proponent and defender of the market economy. But why exactly does Hegel think that the market economy is superior to other economic systems? In this paper, I argue that Hegel's answer to this question has not been sufficiently understood. Commentators, or so I want to claim, have only identified one part of Hegel's argument—but have left out the most original and surprising dimension of his view: namely, Hegel's conviction that we should embrace (...)
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    Hegel and the Problem of Affluence.Thimo Heisenberg - 2022 - Journal of the American Philosophical Association 8 (2):224-237.
    It is widely known that Hegel's Philosophy of Right recognizes poverty as one of the central problems of modern civil society. What is much less well known, however, is that Hegel sees yet another structural problem at the opposite side of the economic spectrum: a problem of affluence. Indeed, as I show in this essay, Hegel's text contains a detailed—yet sometimes overlooked—discussion of the detrimental psychological and sociological effects of great wealth and how to counter them. By bringing this discussion (...)
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    Death in Berlin: Hegel on Mortality and the Social Order.Thimo Heisenberg - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (5):871-890.
    It is widely acknowledged that Hegel holds the view that a rational social order needs to reconcile us to our status as natural beings, with bodily needs and desires. But while this general view is...
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  4. Die moralische Wende in Kants Philosophie der Geschichte.Thimo Heisenberg - 2018 - Philosophisches Jahrbuch 1 (125):2-19.
    In this paper, I argue that Kant’s philosophy of history underwent a significant change between his 1784 Idea for a Universal History and his 1790 Third Critique. My proposal is that in between these two texts Kant decisively revised his conception of the sources of historical, i. e. cultural and political, progress: In 1784, he conceived of historical progress as primarily accomplished through social antagonism among human beings, whereas beginning in 1790, he elevates ethical cooperation into a second, significant source (...)
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