Download e-book for kindle: After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900 by Frederick C. Beiser

By Frederick C. Beiser

ISBN-10: 1400852536

ISBN-13: 9781400852536

Histories of German philosophy within the 19th century commonly specialise in its first half--when Hegel, idealism, and Romanticism ruled. in contrast, the rest of the century, after Hegel's loss of life, has been rather overlooked since it has been obvious as a interval of stagnation and decline. yet Frederick Beiser argues that the second one half the century used to be actually the most progressive sessions in glossy philosophy as the nature of philosophy itself used to be up for grabs and the very absence of simple task resulted in creativity and the beginning of a brand new period.

In this cutting edge concise historical past of German philosophy from 1840 to 1900, Beiser focuses no longer on subject matters or person thinkers yet quite at the period's 5 nice debates: the identification hindrance of philosophy, the materialism controversy, the equipment and bounds of historical past, the pessimism controversy, and the "Ignorabimusstreit." Schopenhauer and Wilhelm Dilthey play vital roles in those controversies yet so do many ignored figures, together with Ludwig Buchner, Eugen Duhring, Eduard von Hartmann, Julius Fraunstaedt, Hermann Lotze, Adolf Trendelenburg, and girls, Agnes Taubert and Olga Pluemacher, who've been thoroughly forgotten in histories of philosophy.

The result's a wide-ranging, unique, and stunning new account of German philosophy within the serious interval among Hegel and the 20 th century."

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27 Remarkably, 25 On its resurrection, see Martin Jay, The Dialectical Imagination (London: Heinemann, 1973), pp. 40–­85. 26 Arthur Schopenhauer, Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung (Leipzig: Brock­ haus, 1819). 27 Arthur Schopenhauer, Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung, Um den granzen zweiten Teil vermehrte und durchweg ergänzte Auflage (Leipzig: Brockhaus, 1844). All references to Schopenhauer’s works will be to Sämtliche Werke, ed. 28 And out of this apparently foredoomed project also came some very interesting and important philosophy.

If transcendental philosophy is essen­ tially psychology, what distinguishes it from the growing empirical science of psychology? A psychological reading of transcendental philosophy allows it to be too readily subsumed under the empiri­ cal sciences, so that philosophy loses its unique vocation and status. Psychology, Windelband, Fischer, and Liebmann realized, is really 42 Vierteljahrschrift für wissenschaftliche Philosophie, ed. R. Avenarius (Leipzig: Fues, 1877–­1901), 24 vols. In 1902 the journal appeared under the new title Vierteljahrschrift für wissenschaftliche Philosophie und Soziologie, ed.

All legitimate intellectual questions, the 2 Jürgen Bona Meyer, Philosophische Zeitfragen (Bonn: Adolph Marcus, 1870), p. 1. 3 Kuno Fischer, Kant’s Leben und die Grundlagen seiner Lehre (Mannheim: Bassermann, 1860), p. 95. 17 c hap t er 1 positivists and materialists believed, could be solved by the empirical sciences, so that there simply was no place anymore for philosophy. ”4 It is important to recognize that there was an institutional con­ text behind the identity crisis of philosophy. The crisis was not only a spiritual or intellectual problem but a “bread and butter” issue.

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