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Insular Countercurrents

Thomas Mcfarland

in Paradoxes of Freedom: The Romantic Mystique of a Transcendence

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121817
eISBN:
9780191671326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121817.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the literature concerning the limiting of freedom by necessity. It suggests that this type of attitude towards freedom, elaborated by the great German Romantic philosophers, was ... More


The Arendt Cult: Hannah Arendt as Political Commentator

Walter Laqueur

in Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220560
eISBN:
9780520923669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220560.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) was a philosopher, historian, sociologist, and journalist; she wrote poetry but also wrote on technology; she had an interest in theology but also reviewed Kafka, Benjamin, ... More


Working with Walter Benjamin: Recovering a Political Philosophy

Andrew Benjamin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748634347
eISBN:
9780748695287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634347.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book provides a highly original approach to the writings of the twentieth-century German philosopher Walter Benjamin by one of his most distinguished readers. It develops the idea of ‘working ... More


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

Vittorio Hösle

in A Short History of German Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167190
eISBN:
9781400883042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167190.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter traces the beginnings of German philosophy in the Middle Ages. It considers Dominican Meister Eckhart (c. 1260–1327/28) as the first German philosopher because he was the first writer to ... More


The Federal Republic’s Adaptation to Western European Normality: Gadamer, the Two Frankfurt Schools, and Hans Jonas

Vittorio Hösle

in A Short History of German Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167190
eISBN:
9781400883042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167190.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The two most appalling consequences of National Socialism were the victims of mass murder and the Second World War. The National Socialists also destroyed, along with many other things, the special ... More


The German Ethical Revolution: Immanuel Kant

Vittorio Hösle

in A Short History of German Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167190
eISBN:
9781400883042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167190.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the philosophy of Immanuel Kant (1724–1804). Kant made the study of the German language, in which he wrote all his important works, almost obligatory for philosophers in every ... More


Eriugena

John J. O’Meara

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266747
eISBN:
9780191683084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266747.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book deals with Johannes Scottus Eriugena, an Irish scholar at the Court of Charles the Bald in France in the second half of the 9th century — to be clearly distinguished from John Duns Scotus ... More


The Change in the Philosophical Situation Brought about by the Reformation: Paracelsus’s New Natural Philosophy and the “No” in Jakob Böhme’s God

Vittorio Hösle

in A Short History of German Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167190
eISBN:
9781400883042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167190.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the thoughts of natural philosopher Theophrastus Bombastus of Hohenheim, called Paracelsus (1493–1541), and Jakob Böhme (1575–1624). Like most of the innovative ideas of the ... More


The Revolt against Universalistic Morals: Friedrich Nietzsche

Vittorio Hösle

in A Short History of German Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167190
eISBN:
9781400883042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167190.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900). It argues that no other thinker has contributed so much to Germany's estrangement from its classical era. The low quality of ... More


The Exact Sciences as a Challenge and the Rise of Analytic Philosophy: Frege, the Viennese and Berlin Circles, Wittgenstein

Vittorio Hösle

in A Short History of German Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167190
eISBN:
9781400883042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167190.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the emergence of a philosophical school that is now dominant in the Anglo-American world called “analytical philosophy.” The first form taken by analytic philosophy, now long ... More


Part I Part I From Uttarakhand to Harvard

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Analysed: Sudhir Kakar in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698930
eISBN:
9780199080267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698930.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In this section, Sudhir Kakar shares his earliest memories of childhood. He talks about the Partition of India as a traumatic rupture in the Indian psyche and narrates his encounters with violence ... More


Only the Best Is Good Enough for God: Leibniz’s Synthesis of Scholasticism and the New Science

Vittorio Hösle

in A Short History of German Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167190
eISBN:
9781400883042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167190.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the philosophy of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716). Leibniz's oeuvre has incontestably gained prestige in the twentieth century. For thinkers who, like present-day ... More


The Revolt against Christian Dogmatics: Schopenhauer’s Discovery of the Indian World

Vittorio Hösle

in A Short History of German Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167190
eISBN:
9781400883042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167190.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860), who is considered one of the greatest German prose stylists. His essay “Über Schriftstellerei und Stil” (“On Authorship and ... More


Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner and Oliver Furbeth (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226768373
eISBN:
9780226768397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768397.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Though many well-known German philosophers have devoted considerable attention to music and its aesthetics, surprisingly few of their writings on the subject have been translated into English. This ... More


Nietzsche

Frank M. Turner

Richard A. Lofthouse (ed.)

in European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207293
eISBN:
9780300212914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207293.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche, the most important voice in the revolt against Positivism and the radical critique of bourgeois culture of the nineteenth century. ... More


The Revolt against the Bourgeois World: Ludwig Feuerbach and Karl Marx

Vittorio Hösle

in A Short History of German Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167190
eISBN:
9781400883042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167190.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the philosophy of Karl Marx (1818–1883) and Ludwig Feuerbach (1804–1872). Marx's ideas made German philosophy the most directly powerful in historical terms. The dogmatism with ... More


Opening

Andrew Benjamin

in Working with Walter Benjamin: Recovering a Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748634347
eISBN:
9780748695287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634347.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that engaging with Benjamin’s work, if it is to be the site of philosophical thinking, requires a two-fold move. First, there needs to be a loosening of the hold of the proper ... More


National Socialist Anthropology and Political Philosophy: Arnold Gehlen and Carl Schmitt

Vittorio Hösle

in A Short History of German Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167190
eISBN:
9781400883042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167190.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Arnold Gehlen (1904–1976) and Carl Schmitt (1888–1985). Gehlen's Der Mensch. Seine Natur und seine Stellung in der Welt (“Man, His Nature and Place in the World,” 1940), may ... More


Towards a Critique of Violence

Andrew Benjamin

in Working with Walter Benjamin: Recovering a Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748634347
eISBN:
9780748695287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634347.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents a reading of Benjamin’s Towards a Critique of Violence, a text whose structure is far more a series of overlapping elements than the presence of sustained and deliberate ... More


Introduction

Andrew Benjamin

in Working with Walter Benjamin: Recovering a Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748634347
eISBN:
9780748695287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634347.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes. Benjamin’s work introduces a specific thinking of the opposition between theology and religion. Theology continues as an ... More


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