A Short History of German Philosophy by Vittorio Hösle,Steven Rendall

By Vittorio Hösle,Steven Rendall

This concise yet accomplished ebook presents an unique heritage of German-language philosophy from the center a long time to this present day. In an obtainable narrative that explains complicated principles in transparent language, Vittorio Hösle lines the evolution of German philosophy and describes its significant effect on different elements of German tradition, together with literature, politics, and science.

Starting with the medieval mystic Meister Eckhart, the booklet addresses the philosophical adjustments led to by means of Luther's Reformation, after which provides a close account of the classical age of German philosophy, together with the paintings of Leibniz and Kant; the increase of a brand new kind 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 publication explores the increase of analytical philosophy in Frege and the Vienna and Berlin circles; the basis of the historic sciences in Neo-Kantianism and Dilthey; Husserl’s phenomenology and its radical alteration through Heidegger; the Nazi philosophers Gehlen and Schmitt; and the most West German philosophers, together with Gadamer, Jonas, and people of the 2 Frankfurt faculties. Arguing that there has been a particular German philosophical culture from the mid-eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, the publication closes by way of reading why that culture principally led to the many years after global warfare II.

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

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