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A short history of German philosophy

Author: Vittorio Hösle; Steven Rendall
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, cop. 2017.
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Résumé éditeur : "This concise but comprehensive book provides an original history of German-language philosophy from the Middle Ages to today. In an accessible narrative that explains complex ideas in clear language, Vittorio Hosle traces the evolution of German philosophy and describes its central influence on other aspects of German culture, including literature, politics, and science. Starting with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vittorio Hösle; Steven Rendall
ISBN: 9780691167190 0691167192
OCLC Number: 973478266
Description: 1 vol. (XXII-275 pages) ; 25 cm
Contents: Translator's Note ix Preface to the English Translation xi 1 Does German Philosophy Have a History? And Has There Ever Been a "German Spirit"? 1 2 The Birth of God in the Soul: The Beginnings of German-language Philosophizing in the Middle Ages in the Work of Meister Eckhart and Nicholas of Cusa's Consummation and Demolition of Medieval Thought 13 3 The Change in the Philosophical Situation Brought about by the Reformation: Paracelsus's New Natural Philosophy and the "No" in Jakob Bohme's God 29 4 Only the Best Is Good Enough for God: Leibniz's Synthesis of Scholasticism and the New Science 39 5 The German Ethical Revolution: Immanuel Kant 57 6 The Human Sciences as a Religious Duty: Lessing, Hamann, Herder, Schiller, the Early Romantics, and Wilhelm von Humboldt 82 7 The Longing for a System: German Idealism 97 8 The Revolt against Christian Dogmatics: Schopenhauer's Discovery of the Indian World 129 9 The Revolt against the Bourgeois World: Ludwig Feuerbach and Karl Marx 139 10 The Revolt against Universalistic Morals: Friedrich Nietzsche 156 11 The Exact Sciences as a Challenge and the Rise of Analytic Philosophy: Frege, the Viennese and Berlin Circles, Wittgenstein 176 12 The Search for a Foundation of the Human Sciences and the Social Sciences in Neo-Kantianism and Dilthey, and Husserl's Exploration of Consciousness 193 13 Is Philosophy Partly to Blame for the German Catastrophe? Heidegger between Fundamental Ontology and the History of Being 217 14 National Socialist Anthropology and Political Philosophy: Arnold Gehlen and Carl Schmitt 232 15 The Federal Republic's Adaptation to Western European Normality: Gadamer, the Two Frankfurt Schools, and Hans Jonas 241 16 Why We Cannot Assume That There Will Continue to Be a German Philosophy 263 Index of Names 269
Responsibility: Vittorio Hösle ; translated [from the German] by Steven Rendall.

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