A Short History of German Philosophy by Vittorio Hösle,Steven Rendall PDF

By Vittorio Hösle,Steven Rendall

This concise yet entire booklet offers an unique heritage of German-language philosophy from the center a while to this day. In an available narrative that explains complicated principles in transparent language, Vittorio Hösle lines the evolution of German philosophy and describes its principal effect on different facets of German tradition, together with literature, politics, and science.

Starting with the medieval mystic Meister Eckhart, the booklet addresses the philosophical adjustments led to through 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 kind of humanities in Lessing, Hamann, Herder, and Schiller; the early Romantics; and the Idealists Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel. the next chapters examine the cave in of the German synthesis in Schopenhauer, Feuerbach, Marx, and Nietzsche. Turning to the 20th century, the ebook explores the increase of analytical philosophy in Frege and the Vienna and Berlin circles; the basis of the historic 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 colleges. Arguing that there has been a particular German philosophical culture from the mid-eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, the publication closes through analyzing why that culture principally resulted in the many years after global conflict II.

A philosophical heritage awesome for its scope, brevity, and lucidity, this is often a useful publication for college students of philosophy and a person attracted to German highbrow and cultural history.

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