The nineteenth century was one of the most remarkable periods in the history of philosophy and a period of great intellectual, social, and scientific change. Challenging philosophical thought of earlier centuries, it caused shock waves that lasted well into the twentieth century.
The Nineteenth Century Philosophy Reader is an outstanding anthology of the great philosophical texts of the period and the first of its kind for many years. In presenting many of the major ideas expounded by philosophers of the era, it provides the reader with a comprehensive account of this extremely important and fertile period. Carefully selected extracts from the following philosophers are included, providing a solid introduction to the most fundamental arguments and insights of each thinker:
- British Idealism (T.H. Green, F.H. Bradley, and Edward Caird)
- Marx and Engels
- William James.
In addition to an introduction by the editor, a key feature of the reader is a specially commissioned introduction to each part by leading scholars in the field, placing the extracts in philosophical and historical context.
The Nineteenth Century Philosophy Reader is an ideal anthology for anyone seeking to engage with and learn about this important period. As well as appealing to students of nineteenth-century philosophy, it will also be of interest to those in related fields such as literature, religion, and social and political theory.
Table of Contents
Editor’s Introduction Benjamin D. Crowe Part 1: Idealism Kant 1. Introduction to Kant Halla Kim 2. Selections from Critique of Pure Reason (1781) 3. Selections from Critique of Practical Reason (1785) 4. Selections from Critique of the Power of Judgment (1790) Fichte 5. Introduction to Fichte Gabriel Gottlieb 6. Selections from Concerning the Concept of the Wissenschaftslehre (1794) 7. Selections from Attempt at a New Presentation of the Wissenschaftslehre (1797) 8. Selections from Foundations of Natural Right (1797) Schelling 9. Introduction to Schelling Sebastian Gardner 10. Selections from Ideas for a Philosophy of Nature (1797) 11. Selections from Presentation of My System of Philosophy (1801) 12. Selections from Philosophical Investigations into the Essence of Human Freedom (1809) Hegel 13. Introduction to Hegel Robert Stern 14. Selections from Phenomenology of Spirit (1807) 15. Selections from The Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences, Part I (1817) 16. Selections from Elements of the Philosophy of Right (1820) British Idealism 17. Introduction to British Idealism Jenny Keefe 18. Selections from T.H. Green, Prolegomena to Ethics (1883) 19. Selections from F.H. Bradley, Ethical Studies (1876) 20. Selections from F.H. Bradley, Appearance and Reality (1893) 21. Selections from Edward Caird, The Evolution of Religion (1893) Part 2: Critics of Idealism Marx 22. Introduction to Marx Christopher Yeomans 23. Selections from Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts (1844) 24. Selections from The Holy Family (1845) 25. Theses on Feuerbach (1845) 26. Selections from The German Ideology (1846) Schopenhauer 27. Introduction to Schopenhauer Robert Wicks 28. Selections from The World as Will and Representation, Vol. 1 (1818) 29. Selections from The World as Will and Representation, Vol. 2 (1844) Kierkegaard 30. Introduction to Kierkegaard Rick Anthony Furtak 31. Selections from Either/Or, Part I (1843) 32. Selections from Fear and Trembling (1843) 33. Selections from Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments (1845) Nietzsche 34. Introduction to Nietzsche R. Kevin Hill 35. "On Truth and Lie in an Extra-moral Sense" (1873) 36. Selections from The Birth of Tragedy (1872) 37. Selections from Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883-1885) 38. Selections from Beyond Good and Evil (1886) 39. Selections from Twilight of the Idols (1888) James 40. Introduction to James Michael Slater 41. Selections from Pragmatism (1907) 42. Selections from A Pluralistic Universe (1909). Index
Benjamin D. Crowe is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Utah, USA.
"An ideal supplement to the study of the key nineteenth century 'idealists' and their critics in the wake of Kant. The introductions to each figure offer fresh perspectives that will be invaluable to students and of considerable interest to specialists." - Daniel Breazeale, University of Kentucky, USA
"Containing sensibly selected and helpfully introduced excerpts from key texts, this handy reader in nineteenth century philosophy is invaluable for survey courses in the philosophy of the period, and especially useful in interdisciplinary courses aimed at introducing these thinkers to students of social and political thought, literature, and intellectual history." - Katerina Deligiorgi, University of Sussex, UK
"This reader includes substantial selections from representative works of major nineteenth-century philosophers, drawn from respected scholarly translations, and introduced - in readable yet also well-informed and serious discussions - by eminent scholars such as Sebastian Gardner and Robert Stern. It will be very useful for classes in nineteenth-century philosophy, particularly surveys or those focusing on post-Kantian idealism." - Rachel Zuckert, Northwestern University, USA