New PDF release: A Short History of German Philosophy

By Vittorio Hösle,Steven Rendall

This concise yet entire ebook 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 principles in transparent language, Vittorio Hösle strains the evolution of German philosophy and describes its valuable impact 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 caused through Luther's Reformation, after which provides 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 next chapters examine the cave in of the German synthesis in Schopenhauer, Feuerbach, Marx, and Nietzsche. Turning to the 20 th century, the e-book explores the increase of analytical philosophy in Frege and the Vienna and Berlin circles; the basis of the ancient 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 mostly resulted in the many years after international conflict II.

A philosophical background amazing for its scope, brevity, and lucidity, this is often a useful ebook for college kids of philosophy and an individual drawn to German highbrow and cultural history.

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