German Idealism represents one of the most intense and ambitious periods in the history of philosophy. It was the time when the possibility of an alternative to both empiricism and rationalism was explored, and the era when comprehensive system building took place.
Discussing this highly visible topic in contemporary philosophical research and debate, this collection presents a timely assessment of the philosophical ideas and critical reactions brought about by such an important period. The set includes a new introduction by the editor, smaller section introductions that explore and contextualise the main themes of the selections included, and an index, which allows the reader to trace their own alternative themes.
Volume I: The Enlightenment and Kant 1. The Enlightenment 2. Kant VolumeII: Kant’s Immediate Critics and Early German Romanticism 3. Kant’s Immediate Critics 4. Early German Romanticism Volume III: Fichte, Schelling and Hegel 5. General Characterization 6. Fichte 7. Schelling 8. Hegel Volume IV: New Horizons and the Legacy of German Idealism 9. New Horizons 10. The Legacy of German Idealism
Critical Concepts in Philosophy is a well-established series in Routledge’s Major Works publishing programme.
Designed to meet research, reference, and teaching needs across the humanities and social sciences, Routledge Major Works gather together the best and most influential work on particular concepts, subjects, and individuals. The collections assemble previously published articles from a variety of journals, excerpts or chapters from previously published books, and materials from other sources which together provide users with historical purchase on the concept, subject, or individual in question, as well as a thorough overview of current issues.