By Vittorio Hösle,Steven Rendall

This concise yet entire booklet presents an unique heritage of German-language philosophy from the center a while to this day. In an available narrative that explains complicated principles in transparent language, Vittorio Hösle strains the evolution of German philosophy and describes its significant impression on different features of German tradition, together with literature, politics, and science.

Starting with the medieval mystic Meister Eckhart, the ebook addresses the philosophical adjustments led to by way of Luther's Reformation, after which provides an in depth 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 20th century, the publication explores the increase of analytical philosophy in Frege and the Vienna and Berlin circles; the basis of the old sciences in Neo-Kantianism and Dilthey; Husserl’s phenomenology and its radical alteration by means of 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 mostly resulted in the a long time after international battle II.

A philosophical background notable for its scope, brevity, and lucidity, this is often a useful e-book for college kids of philosophy and somebody attracted to German highbrow and cultural history.

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