By Vittorio Hösle,Steven Rendall
This concise yet complete e-book offers an unique historical past of German-language philosophy from the center a long time to at the present time. In an obtainable narrative that explains complicated rules in transparent language, Vittorio Hösle strains the evolution of German philosophy and describes its principal impact on different facets of German tradition, together with literature, politics, and science.
Starting with the medieval mystic Meister Eckhart, the publication addresses the philosophical alterations caused by means of Luther's Reformation, after which offers a close account of the classical age of German philosophy, together with the paintings of Leibniz and Kant; the increase of a brand new type of humanities in Lessing, Hamann, Herder, and Schiller; the early Romantics; and the Idealists Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel. the subsequent chapters examine the cave in of the German synthesis in Schopenhauer, Feuerbach, Marx, and Nietzsche. Turning to the 20th century, the booklet explores the increase of analytical philosophy in Frege and the Vienna and Berlin circles; the basis of the old sciences in Neo-Kantianism and Dilthey; Husserl’s phenomenology and its radical alteration by way of Heidegger; the Nazi philosophers Gehlen and Schmitt; and the most West German philosophers, together with Gadamer, Jonas, and people of the 2 Frankfurt faculties. Arguing that there has been a particular German philosophical culture from the mid-eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, the ebook closes by way of studying why that culture mostly led to the a long time after global conflict II.
A philosophical historical past amazing for its scope, brevity, and lucidity, this can be a useful booklet for college students of philosophy and a person attracted to German highbrow and cultural history.
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