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Dieter Henrich and Contemporary Philosophy
The Return to Subjectivity

ISBN 9781138258013
Published October 27, 2017 by Routledge
206 Pages

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Book Description

Dieter Henrich is one of the most respected and frequently cited philosophers in Germany today. His extensive and highly innovative studies of German Idealism and his systematic analyses of subjectivity have significantly impacted on advanced German philosophical and theological debates. Dieter Henrich and Contemporary Philosophy presents a comprehensive analysis of Henrich's work on subjectivity, evaluating it in the context of contemporary debates in both continental and analytic traditions. Familiarising the non-German reader with an important development in contemporary German philosophy, this book explains the significance of subjectivity for any philosophy that attempts to offer existential orientation and contrasts competing conceptions in analytic philosophy and in the social philosophy of Juergen Habermas. Presenting Henrich's philosophy of subjectivity as a credible alternative to analytic philosophy of mind and a radical challenge to Heideggerian, Habermasian, neo-pragmatist, and postmodern positions, Freundlieb argues that a philosophy of the kind developed by Henrich can regain the cultural significance philosophical thinking once possessed. Dieter Freundlieb is Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities, Griffith University, Australia

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Dieter Henrich and the contemporary philosophical landscape; The irreducibility of subjectivity; Subjectivity, metaphysics, and speculative thinking; The challenge to Habermas' curtailment of reason; Conclusion; Bibliography of Henrich's writings; Index.

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’I have no doubt about the intellectual value of this is likely to be a valuable and important contribution to the English literature on contemporary German philosophy.’ Sean Sayers