Originally published in 1921, this volume represents De Ruggiero's first appearance in English, being the first time his philosophical works were translated. Modern Philosophy presents a positive philosophical position of great interest, avowedly in continuation of Croce and in close agreement with Gentile, which sums up the progress of Italian idealism down to the writing of this book. It is a remarkable piece of historical work, focusing on the development of European philosophy in the second half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth, and was the first volume to comprehensively handle this time period.
Table of Contents
Part 1: German Philosophy. 1. Antimetaphysic and Naturalism. 2. Empiricism. 3. Neo-Kantianism. 4. Psychology and Philosophy. 5. The Metaphysic of Empiricism and its Self-annihilation. Part 2: French Philosophy. 1. From Eclecticism to the Philosophy of Liberty. 2. Phenomenalism. 3. From Kant to Absolute Positivism. 4. Science and Metaphysics. 5. Positivism and Platonism. 6. The Philosophy of Action and Modernism. Part 3: Anglo-American Philosophy. 1. Empiricism and Naturalism. 2. Idealism. Part 4: Italian Philosophy. 1. From Machiavelli to Gioberti. 2. The Close of the Nineteenth Century. 3. Absolute Idealism.