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Plotting the Idealist Inheritance: Victorian Philosophical Developments

Sandra M. Den Otter

in British Idealism and Social Explanation: A Study in Late Victorian Thought

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206002
eISBN:
9780191676901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206002.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses various aspects of idealist philosophy with reference to Hegel Green. At the end of the 18th century, the reception of Kant's writings was caught up in the highly charged ... More


Kant and the Sciences

Eric Watkins (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195133059
eISBN:
9780199786169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133056.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Kant’s contributions to the central problems of philosophy — metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics — have received considerable attention. What is far less studied is his interest in the ... More


After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900

Frederick C. Beiser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163093
eISBN:
9781400852536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163093.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Histories of German philosophy in the nineteenth century typically focus on its first half—when Hegel, idealism, and Romanticism dominated. By contrast, the remainder of the century, after Hegel's ... More


Introduction

Frederick C. Beiser

in After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163093
eISBN:
9781400852536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163093.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's focus, namely German philosophy from 1840 to 1900. The common opinion about German philosophy in the second half of the nineteenth century was that ... More


The Identity Crisis of Philosophy

Frederick C. Beiser

in After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163093
eISBN:
9781400852536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163093.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the “identity crisis” suffered by philosophers beginning in the 1840s, the decade after Hegel's death. They could no longer define their discipline in the traditional terms ... More


A Short History of German Philosophy

Vittorio Hösle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167190
eISBN:
9781400883042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167190.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This 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, the book traces the ... More


Nietzsche's Middle Period

Ruth Abbey

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195134087
eISBN:
9780199785766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134087.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book offers a close study of the works that have come to be known as constituting Friedrich Nietzsche’s middle period: Human, All Too Human, Daybreak, and the first four books of The Gay ... More


Does German Philosophy Have a History? And Has There Ever Been a “German Spirit”?

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/9780691167190.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to provide a brief survey of German philosophy and thereby to bring out peculiarities that distinguish this philosophy from those of other ... More


The Materialism Controversy

Frederick C. Beiser

in After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163093
eISBN:
9781400852536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163093.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the so-called “materialism controversy,” one of the most important intellectual disputes of the second half of the nineteenth century. The dispute began in the 1850s, and its ... More


The Longing for a System: German Idealism

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/9780691167190.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines German idealism, which is the only philosophical school of thought has retained the epithet “German.” The reason being is because it was the most intellectually ambitious ... More


Epilogue

Christopher Brooke

in Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152080
eISBN:
9781400842414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152080.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This concluding chapter argues that the three intellectual streams that fed into what was eventually to become Marxism took shape not only as partial appropriations and transformations of Rousseau's ... More


Power and Knowledge: English Nationalism and the Mediation of Kant in England

in Revisionary Gleam: De Quincey, Coleridge and the High Romantic Argument

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237945
eISBN:
9781846313936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237945.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines Thomas De Quincey's criticisms of German philosophy and literature in comparison with Coleridge's, and shows the similar ideological constraints that operate on De Quincey's ... More


The Pessimism Controversy

Frederick C. Beiser

in After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163093
eISBN:
9781400852536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163093.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the most intense philosophical controversies of the late nineteenth century: the Pessimismusstreit. According to some contemporary accounts, pessimism quickly overshadowed ... 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


Introduction

Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee

in The Nay Science: A History of German Indology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199931347
eISBN:
9780199345724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931347.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This introductory chapter first sets out the book’s purpose, which is to investigate German scholarship on India between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries against the backdrop of its ... More


Trials and Tribulations of Clio

Frederick C. Beiser

in After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163093
eISBN:
9781400852536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163093.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The nineteenth century is often dubbed “the age of history.” One reason is because history, as an intellectual discipline, became a science in its own right. For mysterious reasons, yet to be ... 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


Why We Cannot Assume That There Will Continue to Be a German Philosophy

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/9780691167190.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues that institutionally, there is little reason to predict a great future for German philosophy. The philosophical form of religiousness that so strongly distinguished Germany from ... More


The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Bryan Magee

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237228
eISBN:
9780191706233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237227.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

There are unusual reasons why Schopenhauer's philosophy is important. Retaining from Kant the distinction between the noumenal and the phenomenal, he embraces the relevance of Eastern philosophy to ... More


Destruktion or Recovery? On Strauss's Critique of Heidegger

in Reading Leo Strauss: Politics, Philosophy, Judaism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226764023
eISBN:
9780226763903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763903.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

The one partial exception to Strauss's generally curt treatment of German philosophy is Martin Heidegger. He described how, upon hearing Heidegger in 1922, he slowly came to recognize that Heidegger ... More


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