Synopses & Reviews
The Cambridge Companion to German Idealism offers a comprehensive, penetrating, and informative guide to what is regarded as the classical period of German philosophy. The essays in the volume trace and explore the unifying themes of German Idealism, and discuss their relationship to Romanticism, the Enlightenment, and the culture of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe. The result is an illuminating overview of a rich and complex philosophical movement that will appeal to a wide range of readers in philosophy, German studies, theology, literature, and the history of ideas.
"The Cambridge Companion is an excellent supplement to those on Kant, Hegel, and Fichte." Choice"This is essential reading for students and scholars of the most productive period in continental philosophy... the majority offer in-depth, jargon-free, authoritative treatments of central issues." Allegra De Laurentis, Philosophical Inquiry"...this collection is a must-have for anyone interested in this period; it will certainly serve as a wise and illuminating companion for those coming to grips with the daunting texts of that time." Book Notes"The contributions to this volume offer a rich, detailed, and in some respects innovative and remarkable account of that uniquely fecund and philosophically revolutionary epoch known as German Idealism." The Philosophical Review"The Cambridge Companion is an excellent supplement to those on Kant, Hegel, and Fichte." Choice
A comprehensive, penetrating, and informative guide to the classical period of German philosophy.
A guide to the classical period of German philosophy.
Table of Contents
List of contributors; Introduction: interpreting German Idealism Karl Ameriks; 1. The Enlightenment and Idealism Frederick Beiser; 2. Absolute Idealism and the rejection of Kantian dualism Paul Guyer; 3. Kant's practical philosophy Allen Wood; 4. The aesthetic holism of Hamann, Herder, and Schiller Daniel Dahlstrom; 5. All or nothing: systematicity and nihilism in Jacobi, Reinhold, and Maimon Paul Franks; 6. The early philosophy of Fichte and Schelling Rolf Peter Horstmann; 7. Hölderlin and Novalis Charles Larmore; 8. Hegel's Phenomenology and Logic: an overview Terry Pinkard; 9. Hegel's practical philosophy: the realization of freedom Robert Pippin; 10. German realism: the self-limitation of Idealism in Fichte, Schelling, and Schopenhauer Günter Zöller; 11. Politics and the new mythology: the turn to late Romanticism Dieter Sturma; 12. German Idealism and the arts Andrew Bowie; 13. The legacy of Idealism in the philosophy of Feuerbach, Marx, and Kierkegaard Karl Ameriks; Bibliography; Index.