Understanding German Idealism

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  • Copyright: 2014-08-19
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Understanding German Idealism provides an accessible introduction to the philosophical movement that emerged in 1781, with the publication of Kant's monumental Critique of Pure Reason, and ended fifty years later, with Hegel's death. The thinkers of this period, and the themes they developed, revolutionized almost every area of philosophy and had an impact that continues to be felt across the humanities and social sciences today.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Abbreviationsp. ix
Introduction: modernity, rationality and freedomp. 1
Kant: transcendental idealismp. 11
Sceptical challenges and the development of transcendental idealismp. 46
Fichte: towards a scientific and systematic idealismp. 70
Schelling: idealism and the absolutep. 106
Hegel: systematic philosophy without foundationsp. 140
Conclusion: rationality, freedom and modernity?p. 183
Questions for discussion and revisionp. 196
Further readingp. 198
Referencesp. 201
Chronologyp. 204
Indexp. 206
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