1st Edition

Kantian Legacies in German Idealism

Edited By

Gerad Gentry

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ISBN 9781138367364
May 11, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
288 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Scholarship on German Idealism typically couches the systems of Idealism in terms of a rejection of or departure from Kant’s critical philosophy. The few accounts that do look to the positive influence of Kant on the Idealists typically focus on the perceived need among the Idealists to revise Kant’s system due to various shortcomings arising from his dualism. This volume seeks to reverse this norm. It does this by bringing together an original set of critical reflections on the ways in which the German Idealists maintain specific and fundamental Kantian qualities in their own systems. At the same time, the aim of this volume is not a reduction of German Idealism to Kant’s thought. Instead, this volume highlights a set of core ways in which the German Idealists retain specific, fundamentally Kantian principles and qualities. To that extent, this volume paves the way for new interpretations by laying the ground for identifying those significant components of German Idealism that can defensibly be called "Kantian."

Table of Contents

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

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Gerad Gentry is an Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Fellow at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Universität-Potsdam, 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.