The first study of its kind, The Impact of Idealism assesses the impact of classical German philosophy on science, religion and culture. This volume explores German Idealism's impact on philosophy and scientific thought. Fourteen essays, by leading authorities in their respective fields, each focus on the legacy of a particular idea that emerged around 1800, when the underlying concepts of modern philosophy were being formed, challenged and criticised, leaving a legacy that extends to all physical areas and all topics in the philosophical world. From British Idealism to phenomenology, existentialism, pragmatism and French postmodernism, the story of German Idealism's impact on philosophy is here interwoven with man's scientific journey of self-discovery in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries - from Darwin to Nietzsche to Freud and beyond. Spanning the analytical and Continental divide, this first volume examines Idealism's impact on contemporary philosophical discussions.
Nicholas Boyle is Schroder Professor of German Emeritus at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow and former President of Magdalene College. Liz Disley is a Research Associate in the Department of German and Dutch at the University of Cambridge. Karl Ameriks is McMahon-Hank Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.
The impact of idealism: a historical introduction Nicholas Boyle and Liz Disley; Foreword Dieter Henrich; Introduction: idealism in natural sciences and philosophy Karl Ameriks; 1. Philosophy of natural science in idealism and neo-Kantianism Michael Friedman; 2. The impact of German Idealism and romanticism on biology in the nineteenth century Robert J. Richards; 3. The unconscious: transcendental origins, idealist metaphysics and psychoanalytic metapsychology Sebastian Gardner; 4. Nietzsche, Kant and teleology Christian Emden; 5. Transcendental idealism, phenomenology and the metaphysics of intentionality Robert Hanna; 6. Heidegger and the impact of idealism Dan Dahlstrom; 7. French Hegelianism and anti-Hegelianism in the 1960s: Hyppolite, Foucault and Deleuze Gary Gutting; 8. Scottish idealism David Fergusson; 9. 'My station and its duties': social-role accounts of obligation in Green and Bradley Robert Stern; 10. Idealism and the origin of analytic philosophy Peter Hylton; 11. Idealism and pragmatism: the inheritance of Hegel's concept of experience Dina Edmunts; 12. Reason's form Robert Pippin.
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