This outstanding collection of specially commissioned chapters examines German idealism from several angles and assesses the renewed interest in the subject from a wide range of fields. Including discussions of the key representatives of German idealism such as Kant, Fichte and Hegel, it is structured in clear sections dealing with:
Amongst other important topics, German Idealism: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives addresses the debates surrounding the metaphysical and epistemological legacy of German idealism; its importance for understanding recent debates in moral and political thought; its appropriation in recent theories of language and the relationship between mind and world; and how German idealism affected subsequent movements such as romanticism, pragmatism, and critical theory.
Contributors: Espen Hammer, Stephen Houlgate, Sebastian Gardner, Paul Redding, Andrew Bowie, Richard Eldridge, Jay Bernstein, Frederick Beiser, Paul Franks, Robert Pippin, Fred Rush, Manfred Frank, Terry Pinkard, Robert Stern
Introduction: German Idealism, Naturalism, and Metaphysics 1. The Present Situation of Philosophy: The Limits of Naturalism and the Interest of German Idealism 2. From Quine to Hegel: Naturalism, Anti-Realism, and Maimon’s Question Quid Facti 3. Dark Days: Anglophone Scholarship Since the 1960s: The Legacy of Hegel’s Philosophy 4. Hegelians – Young and Younger 5. Habermas and the Kant-Hegel Contrast: Brandom and Hegel 6. Hegel and Brandom on Norms, Concepts and Logical Categories 7. Brandom’s Hegel: Recognition and Agency 8. Recognition and Embodiment (Fichte’s Materialism) 9. Liberal Rights and Liberal Individualism Without Liberalism: Agency and Recognition 10. Hegel, Fichte and the Pragmatic Contexts of Moral Judgment: Autonomy and Nature 11. Freedom, Self-Legislation and Morality in Kant and Hegel: Constructivist vs. Realist Accounts 12. From Epistemology to Aesthetics: From Epistemology to Art: The Philosophy of German Romanticism 13. Philosophy as ‘Infinite Approximation.’ Thoughts Arising out of the ‘Constellation’ of Early German Romanticism 14. German Idealism’s Contested Heritage