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Early Modern German Philosophy (1690-1750)

Corey W. Dyck

January 2020

ISBN: 9780198803317

276 pages
Paperback
234x156mm

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Price: £26.49

Early Modern German Philosophy (1690-1750) provides translations of some of the key texts of early German philosophers, in many cases for the first time. Collectively, the texts make a strong case for a Philosophical tradition which has typically been underappreciated, until now.

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Early Modern German Philosophy (1690-1750) provides translations of some of the key texts of early German philosophers, in many cases for the first time. Collectively, the texts make a strong case for a Philosophical tradition which has typically been underappreciated, until now.

  • Makes some of the key texts of early German thought accessible to an English audience for the first time
  • Curated and translated by a leading historian of German philosophy
  • Provides detailed introductions and bibliographies of English language material for each text
  • Situates both well-known and less familiar figures within a broader early modern context

About the Author(s)

Corey W. Dyck, Western Univeristy

Corey W. Dyck is Professor of philosophy at Western University in Canada where he specializes in Kant and the history of German philosophy. He is the author of Kant and Rational Psychology (Oxford 2014), the co-editor (with Falk Wunderlich) of Kant and his German Contemporaries (Cambridge 2017), and co-translator (with Dan Dahlstrom) of Morning Hours by Moses Mendelssohn.

Table of Contents

    Part I: Truth and Prejudice
    1:Christian Thomasius, from Introduction to the Doctrine of Reason (1691)
    2:Dorothea Christiane Erxleben, from Rigorous Investigation of the Causes that obstruct the Female Sex from Study (1742)
    Part II: Radical Philosophy
    3:Friedrich Wilhelm Stosch, from The Concord of Reason and Faith (1692)
    4:Theodor Ludwig Lau, Philosophical Meditations concerning God, the World, and the Human Being (1717)
    Part III: The Controversy Between Wolff and the Pietists
    5:Christian Wolff, from Rational Thoughts concerning God, the World, and the Human Soul and also all Things in general (1720)
    6:Joachim Lange, from A Modest and Detailed Disclosure of the False and Harmful Philosophy in the Wolffian Metaphysical System (1724)
    7:Christian Wolff, Refutation of Spinoza's Ethics (1737)
    Part IV: The Limits of Reason
    8:Christian August Crusius, from Philosophical Dissertation on the Use and Limits of the Principle of Determining Reason, commonly called the Principle of Sufficient Reason (1743)
    9:Georg Friedrich Meier, from Thoughts on the State of the Soul after Death (1746)