The Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century

Hardcover | February 18, 2015

EditorMichael N. Forster, Kristin Gjesdal

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No period of history has been richer in philosophical discoveries than Germany during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. And while it was the eighteenth century that saw Germany attain maturity in the discipline (above all in the works of Immanuel Kant), it was arguably the nineteenthcentury that bore the greatest philosophical fruits. This Handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of nineteenth-century Germany that will be helpful to readers of very different sorts, all the way from laymen to undergraduates to experts. The volume is divided into four parts. The first Part explores individual philosophers, including Fichte, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche, amongst other great thinkers of the period. The second addresses key philosophical movements: Idealism, Romanticism, Neo-Kantianism, and Existentialism. Theessays in the third Part engage with different areas of philosophy that received particular attention at this time, including philosophy of nature and of science, philosophy of mind and language, the philosophy of education, and the relationship between philosophy and science, or Wissenschaft (aGerman term that is famously less narrowly restricted to natural science and disciplines modeled on it than its English counterpart). Finally, the contributors turn to discuss central philosophical topics, from skepticism to materialism, from dialectics to ideas of historical and cultural Otherness,and from the reception of antiquity to atheism. Nineteenth-century German philosophy made important contributions to virtually all areas of philosophy that are still distinguished in academic philosophy departments today. Written by a team of leading experts, The Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century is the firstcollective critical study of this great period in intellectual history. It will be an essential resource for anyone working in the area, and will lead the direction of future research.

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No period of history has been richer in philosophical discoveries than Germany during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. And while it was the eighteenth century that saw Germany attain maturity in the discipline (above all in the works of Immanuel Kant), it was arguably the nineteenthcentury that bore the greatest philosophical f...

Michael N. Forster is currently Alexander von Humboldt Professor, holder of the Chair in Theoretical Philosophy, and Co-director of the International Center for Philosophy at Bonn University. He taught for 28 years at the University of Chicago, where he served for 10 years as chairman of the Philosophy Department and was Glen A. Lloyd...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:896 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:February 18, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Editors' IntroductionPhilosophers1. Gunter Zoller: Fichte (1762-1814)2. Andreas Arndt: Schleiermacher (1768-1834)3. Paul Redding: Hegel (1770-1831)4. Dalia Nassar: Friedrich Schlegel (1772-1829)5. Markus Gabriel: Schelling (1775-1854)6. Sebastian Gardner: Schopenhauer (1788-1860)7. Michelle Kosch: Kierkegaard (1813-1855)8. Michael Quante: Marx (1818-1883)9. Rudolf A. Makkreel: Dilthey (1833-1911)10. Brian Leiter: Nietzsche (1844-1900)11. Patricia A. Blanchette: Frege (1848-1925)Philosophical Movements12. Terry Pinkard: Idealism13. Fred Rush: Romanticism14. Frederick Beiser: Neo-Kantianism15. Katia Hay: ExistentialismAreas of Philosophy16. Alison Stone: Philosophy of Nature17. Frederick Gregory: Philosophy of Science18. Barbara Gail Montero: Philosophy of Mind19. Hans-Johann Glock: Philosophy of Language20. Graham Priest: Logic21. Andrew Bowie: Hermeneutics22. Sally Sedgwick: Philosophy of History23. Lina Steiner: Philosophy of Education24. Paul Katsafanas: Ethics25. Paul Guyer: Aesthetics26. Jean-Francois Kervegan: Political Philosophy27. Jane Kneller: FeminismPhilosophical Topics28. Ulrich Schlosser: Skepticism and Epistemology29. Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer: Metaphysics and Critique of Metaphysics30. Lydia Patton: Methodology of the Sciences31. Kurt Bayertz: Materialism32. Songsuk Susan Hahn: Perspectivism33. Claudia Wirsing: Dialectics34. Christian Spahn: Evolution35. Kristin Gjesdal: Bildung36. Douglas L. Berger: Receptions of Eastern Thought37. Michael Mack: The Other38. Jessica N. Berry: Receptions of Antiquity39. John H. Zammito: Historicism40. Michael N. Forster: Ideology41. Todd Gooch: Atheism