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German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Andrew Bowie

May 2010

ISBN: 9780199569250

152 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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German philosophy remains the core of modern philosophy. This Very Short Introduction discusses the idea that German philosophy forms one of the most revealing responses to the problems of modernity. Including many significant German philosophers, and other more neglected thinkers, he provides an insight into German philosophical traditions.

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German philosophy remains the core of modern philosophy. This Very Short Introduction discusses the idea that German philosophy forms one of the most revealing responses to the problems of modernity. Including many significant German philosophers, and other more neglected thinkers, he provides an insight into German philosophical traditions.

  • Examines Germany's transition from a traditional feudal society to a modern, industrialised society, exploring how philosophy relates to the social and historical developments
  • Discusses the idea that German philosophy forms one of the most enlightening responses to the problems of 'modernity'
  • Covers all the significant thinkers of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, but also includes some of the lesser known philosophers of the time
  • Highlights the rather neglected ideas of early German Romantic philosophy, including the works of Friedrich Schlegel, Novalis, Schleirmacher, and Schelling
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over three million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Andrew Bowie, Professor of Philosophy and German at Royal Holloway, University of London

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:Kant and Modernity
    2:The Linguistic Turn
    3:German Idealism
    4:'Early Romantic' Philosophy
    5:Marx
    6:Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and the 'Death of God'
    7:Phenomenology, and the second 'Linguistic Turn'
    8:'Critical Theory'
    Conclusion