By Vittorio Hösle,Steven Rendall
This concise yet accomplished publication presents an unique historical past of German-language philosophy from the center a long time to this day. In an obtainable narrative that explains advanced rules in transparent language, Vittorio Hösle lines the evolution of German philosophy and describes its crucial impression on different facets of German tradition, together with literature, politics, and science.
Starting with the medieval mystic Meister Eckhart, the e-book addresses the philosophical alterations caused via Luther's Reformation, after which offers an in depth 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 20 th century, the booklet 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 e-book closes by means of analyzing why that culture mostly resulted in the a long time after global conflict II.
A philosophical background outstanding for its scope, brevity, and lucidity, this is often a useful publication for college students of philosophy and a person drawn to German highbrow and cultural history.
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A Short History of German Philosophy by Vittorio Hösle,Steven Rendall