German Philosophers: Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche

Paperback | March 1, 2001

byRoger Scruton, Peter Singer, Christopher Janaway

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German Philosophers contains studies of four of the most important German theorists: Kant, arguably the most influential modern philosopher; Hegel, whose philosophy inspired an enduring vision of a communist society; Schopenhauer, renowned for his pessimistic preference for non-existence; andNietzsche, who has been appropriated as an icon by an astonishingly diverse spectrum of people.

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German Philosophers contains studies of four of the most important German theorists: Kant, arguably the most influential modern philosopher; Hegel, whose philosophy inspired an enduring vision of a communist society; Schopenhauer, renowned for his pessimistic preference for non-existence; andNietzsche, who has been appropriated as an i...

Roger Scruton is Visiting Professor at Birkbeck College, University of London. His books include Spinoza, Sexual Desire, and Modern Philosophy, along with several works of fiction. Peter Singer is DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. He is best known for his book Animal Liberation, sometimes called 'the Bible of the ...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Keith Thomas: ForewordKantRoger Scruton: 1. Life, works and character2. The background of Kant's thought3. The transcendental deduction4. The logic of illusion5. The categorical imperative6. Beauty and design7. Transcendental philosophyFurther readingHegelPeter Singer: Preface1. Hegel's times and life2. History with a purpose3. Freedom and community4. The odyssey of mind5. Logic and dialectics6. AftermathNote of sourcesFurther readingSchopenhauerChristopher Janaway: 1. Schopenhauer's life and works2. Within and beyond appearance3. The world as will and representation4. Will, body, and the self5. Character, sex, and the unconscious6. Art and Ideas7. Ethics: seeing the world aright8. Existence and pessimism9. Schopenhauer's influenceFurther readingNietzscheMichael Tanner: 1. The image of Nietzsche2. Tragedy: birth, death, rebirth3. Disillusionment and withdrawal4. Morality and its discontents5. The one thing needful6. Prophecy7. Occupying the high ground8. Masters and slaves9. Philosophizing with a hammerReferencesFurther reading

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`Review from previous edition Roger Scruton on Kant:'Roger Scruton faced perhaps the most intractable task of all in giving an elementary account of Kant's philosophy ... but he does it extremely elegantly and neatly.''Listener