The Cambridge Companion to German Idealism

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Karl Ameriks
Cambridge University Press, Aug 24, 2017 - History - 414 pages
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This updated edition offers a comprehensive, penetrating, and informative guide to what is regarded as the classical period of German philosophy. Kant, Fichte, Hegel, and Schelling are all discussed in detail, along with contemporaries such as Hölderlin, Novalis, and Schopenhauer, whose influence was considerable but whose work is less well known in the English-speaking world. Leading scholars trace and explore the unifying themes of German Idealism and discuss its relationship to Romanticism, the Enlightenment, and the culture of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe. This second edition offers an updated bibliography and includes three entirely new chapters, which address aesthetic reflection and human nature, the chemical revolution after Kant, and organism and system in German Idealism. The result is an illuminating overview of a rich and complex philosophical movement, and will appeal to a wide range of interested readers in philosophy, literature, theology, German studies, and the history of ideas.

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The Enlightenment and Idealism
Absolute Idealism and the Rejection of Kantian Dualism
Kants Practical Philosophy
The Kantian
The Aesthetic Holism of Hamann Herder and Schiller
Systematicity and Nihilism in Jacobi
The Early Philosophy of Fichte and Schelling
Philosophy and the Chemical Revolution after Kant
The Realization of Freedom
Organism and System in German Idealism
The SelfLimitation of Idealist
The Turn to Late
German Idealism and the Arts
The Legacy of Idealism in the Philosophy of Feuerbach

Hölderlin and Novalis
An Overview

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Karl Ameriks is McMahon-Hank Professor of Philosophy (emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame. He has published numerous books on Kant, including Kant's Theory of Mind (1982), Kant and the Fate of Autonomy (Cambridge, 2000), and Kant's Elliptical Path (2012), as well as other edited and translated volumes. He has also served as co-editor of the Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy series.

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