1st Edition

Kantian Legacies in German Idealism

Edited By Gerad Gentry Copyright 2021
    298 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    298 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Scholarship on Immanuel Kant and the German Idealists often attends to the points of divergence. While differences are vital, this volume does the opposite, offering a close inspection of some of the key Kantian concepts that are embraced and retained by the Idealists. It does this by bringing together an original set of critical reflections on the role that the German Idealists ascribe to fundamental Kantian ideas and insights within their own systems. A central motivation for this volume is to resist reductive accounts of the complex relationship between German Idealism and Kant’s Idealism through a study of the inheritance of Kant’s legacy in German Idealism. As such, this volume contributes to new interpretations and rethinking of traditional accounts in light of these reflections on some of the significant components of German Idealism that can defensibly be called Kantian. The contributors to this volume are Dina Emundts, Eckart Förster, Gerad Gentry, Johannes Haag, Dean Moyar, Lydia Moland, Dalia Nassar, Karin Nisenbaum, Anne Pollok, and Nicholas Stang.

    1. Introduction: The Legacy of Kant in German Idealism

    Gerad Gentry

    Part I. The Emergence of a New Logical Method

    2. From Transcendental Logic to Speculative Logic (with appendix: G.W.F. Hegel: C. The Science, translated by Martin Shuster)

    Eckart Förster

    3. Hegel’s Logic of Purposiveness

    Gerad Gentry

    4. Kant and Hegel on the Drive of Reason: From Concept to Idea through Inference

    Dean Moyar

    5.‘With What Must Transcendental Philosophy Begin?’ Kant and Hegel on Nothingness and Indeterminacy

    Nicholas Stang

    Part II. Time, Intuitive Understanding, and Practical Reason

    6. Kant and Hegel on Time

    Dina Emundts

    7. Intuiting the Original Unity? – Modality and Intellectual Intuition in Hölderlin’s Urteil und Sein

    Johannes Haag

    8. The Fate of Practical Reason: Kant and Schelling on Virtue, Happiness, and the Postulate of God’s Existence

    Karin Nisenbaum

    Part III. The Organization of Matter and Aesthetic Freedom

    9. Kant, Schelling and the Organization of Matter

    Dalia Nassar

    10. Aesthetics and the Experience of Freedom: A Kantian Legacy in Hegel’s
    Philosophy of Art

    Lydia Moland

    11. Aesthetic Conditions of Freedom: Friedrich Schiller as a Complicated Kantian

    Anne Pollok


    Gerad Gentry is an Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Fellow at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Universität-Potsdam and DAAD Visiting Professor at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Assistant Professor in philosophy at Lewis University, and Associate to Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago (18-22). He is the co-editor (with Konstantin Pollok) of The Imagination in German Idealism and Romanticism (2019), and president of the Society for German Idealism and Romanticism.