By Frederick C. Beiser
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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After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900 by Frederick C. Beiser