German Idealism and the Problem of Knowledge:: Kant, Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 14, 2008 - Philosophy - 428 pages
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The problem of knowledge in German Idealism has drawn increasing attention. This is the first attempt at a systematic critique that covers all four major figures, Kant, Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel. The book offers a fresh and challenging analysis.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
EPISTEMOLOGY OR METAPHYSICS? THE KANTIAN BACKGROUND
13
II Transcendentalism Versus Realism?
20
The Transcendental Self and the Thinginitself
28
Understanding Reason and Totality
49
Kants Relation to Formal Logic and the Problem of Contradiction
61
FROM EPISTEMOLOGY TO METAPHYSICS FICHTE AND SCHELLING
73
A The Notion of a Philosophical Science and its Relation to Logic
75
C The Understanding as Conceptualizing Ability
205
III The Transition to SelfConsciousness and Idealism
213
A Activity and Intersubjectivity
220
Piaget Vygotsky and Hegel on Thought Language and Culture
229
C Reason and the Category Formation in the Phenomenology
246
FROM METAPHYSICS TO EPISTEMOLOGY II FROM LOGIC TO REALITY
255
B Reason Understanding and Reality
282
C Hegels Critique of Formal Logic and the Problem of Contradiction
304

B The Transcendental Self as Fact
83
C Fichtes New Dialectic and the Grasp of the Problem of Contradiction
96
D The Thinginitself and the Horizons of Knowledge
109
Epistemology and the Resurrection of Metaphysics
126
A Philosophy as Scientific System in the Early Schelling
129
B Identity Logic and Contradiction in the Early Schelling
134
C The Twofold Nature of Schellings Transcendental Philosophy
138
D The Resurrection of Metaphysics and the Problem of Dialectic
152
FROM METAPHYSICS TO EPISTEMOLOGY I FROM THE PHENOMENOLOGY TO THE LOGIC OR HEGELS CLAIM FOR ABSOLUTE KNO...
179
II Hegels Phenomenology The Comingtobe of the Self and the Question of Intersubjectivity
191
B Perception as Humanized Sense
200
2 Dialectic and Formalism
311
3 The Logic of Thought and the Problem of Contradiction
323
II Toward an Epistemological Totality
341
B The Circles Within the Circle
347
C Objectivity and Method
357
CONCLUSION
369
BIBLIOGRAPHY
373
AUTHOR INDEX
405
SUBJECT INDEX
411
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Nectarios G. Limnatis received a Ph.D. (2004) from the Department of Philosophy, Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, New School for Social Research, and another Ph.D. (1996) from the Faculty of Philosophy, Moscow State University. His research interests span the History of Philosophy (particularly, German Idealism from Kant to Hegel and Marx), 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, and Ethics. He has taught at various universities in Europe and the USA, and is currently teaching at Hofstra University in New York. Besides articles and book reviews in several languages, he has written Manipulation: Essence, Appearances, Ways of Sublation (Moscow: Ekonomycheskaya Demokratya 2000, in Russian), and co-edited Prospettive sul Postmoderno, vol. 1: Considerazioni epistemologiche, vol. 2: Ricerche etico-politiche (Milano: Edizioni Mimesis, 2006, in Italian). At present, he is working on the edition of a book called The Contours of Hegel’s Dialectic (forthcoming). Further projects include A Critical Theory of Globalization and Hegel and Analytic Philosophy.

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