German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | June 27, 2010

byAndrew Bowie

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German philosophy remains the core of modern philosophy. Without Kant, Frege, Wittgenstein, and Husserl there would be no Anglo-American 'analytical' style of philosophy. Moreover, without Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, the 'Continental Philosophy' of Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze,Badiou, and Zizek, which has had major effects on humanities subjects in recent years, is incomprehensible. Knowledge of German philosophy is, then, an indispensable prerequisite of theoretically informed study in the humanities as a whole. German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction discusses the idea that German philosophy forms one of the most revealing responses to the problems of 'modernity'. The rise of the modern natural sciences and the related decline of religion raises a series of questions, which recur throughout Germanphilosophy, concerning the relationships between knowledge and faith, reason and emotion, and scientific, ethical, and artistic ways of seeing the world. There are also many significant philosophers who are generally neglected in most existing English-language treatments of German philosophy, which tend to concentrate on the canonical figures. This Very Short Introduction will include reference to these thinkers and suggests how they can be used toquestion more familiar German philosophical thought.

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German philosophy remains the core of modern philosophy. Without Kant, Frege, Wittgenstein, and Husserl there would be no Anglo-American 'analytical' style of philosophy. Moreover, without Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, the 'Continental Philosophy' of Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze,Badiou, and Zizek, which has had major effec...

Andrew Bowie is Professor of Philosophy and German at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published very widely in the areas of modern German philosophy, literature, and music. His previous publications include Aesthetics and Subjectivity: from Kant to Nietzsche (Manchester University Press, 1993); Schelling and Modern Europe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.68 inPublished:June 27, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Kant and Modernity2. The Linguistic Turn3. German Idealism4. 'Early Romantic' Philosophy5. Marx6. Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and the 'Death of God'7. Phenomenology, and the second 'Linguistic Turn'8. 'Critical Theory'Conclusion