The Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century is the first collective critical study of this important period in intellectual history. The volume is divided into four parts. The first part explores individual philosophers, including Fichte, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Marx, and Nietzsche, amongst other great thinkers of the period. The second addresses key philosophical movements: Idealism, Romanticism, Neo-Kantianism, and Existentialism. The
essays in the third part engage with different areas of philosophy that received particular attention at this time, including philosophy of nature, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of history, and hermeneutics. Finally, the contributors turn to discuss central philosophical topics, from
skepticism to mat-erialism, from dialectics to ideas of historical and cultural Otherness, and from the reception of antiquity to atheism. Written by a team of leading experts, this Handbook will be an essential resource for anyone working in the area and will lead the direction of future research.
Michael N. Forster is currently Alexander von Humboldt Professor, holder of the Chair in Theoretical Philosophy, and Co-director of the International Center for Philosophy at Bonn University. He taught for 28 years at the University of Chicago, where he served for 10 years as chairman of the Philosophy Department and was Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor. His historical work is on ancient philosophy and especially German philosophy, his systematic work mainly on epistemology and philosophy of language. He has published numerous articles and 7 books. Kristin Gjesdal is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Temple University. She works in the areas of German Idealism, phenomenology, and hermeneutics. Her work has appeared in journals such as Kant-Studien, Hegel-Studien, Journal of the History of Philosophy, History of Philosophy Quarterly, and British Journal of the History of Philosophy. Her book Gadamer and the Legacy of German Idealism appeared with Cambridge University Press in 2009.
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