By Vittorio Hösle,Steven Rendall
This concise yet complete publication offers an unique background of German-language philosophy from the center a long time to at the present time. In an obtainable narrative that explains advanced rules in transparent language, Vittorio Hösle lines the evolution of German philosophy and describes its vital effect on different features of German tradition, together with literature, politics, and science.
Starting with the medieval mystic Meister Eckhart, the publication addresses the philosophical adjustments led to 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 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 root of the old sciences in Neo-Kantianism and Dilthey; Husserl’s phenomenology and its radical alteration via 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 via reading why that culture principally resulted in the a long time after international battle II.
A philosophical historical past impressive for its scope, brevity, and lucidity, this can be a useful e-book for college students of philosophy and an individual attracted to German highbrow and cultural history.
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A Short History of German Philosophy by Vittorio Hösle,Steven Rendall