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German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction Andrew Bowie (Professor of Philosophy and German at Royal Holloway, University of London)

German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction By Andrew Bowie (Professor of Philosophy and German at Royal Holloway, University of London)

German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction by Andrew Bowie (Professor of Philosophy and German at Royal Holloway, University of London)


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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.

German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction Summary

German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction by Andrew Bowie (Professor of Philosophy and German at Royal Holloway, University of London)

German philosophy remains the core of modern philosophy. Without Kant, Frege, Wittgenstein, and Husserl there would be no Anglo-American 'analytical' style of philosophy. Moreover, without Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, the 'Continental Philosophy' of Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, Badiou, and Zizek, which has had major effects on humanities subjects in recent years, is incomprehensible. Knowledge of German philosophy is, then, an indispensable prerequisite of theoretically informed study in the humanities as a whole. German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction discusses the idea that German philosophy forms one of the most revealing responses to the problems of 'modernity'. The rise of the modern natural sciences and the related decline of religion raises a series of questions, which recur throughout German philosophy, concerning the relationships between knowledge and faith, reason and emotion, and scientific, ethical, and artistic ways of seeing the world. There are also many significant philosophers who are generally neglected in most existing English-language treatments of German philosophy, which tend to concentrate on the canonical figures. This Very Short Introduction will include reference to these thinkers and suggests how they can be used to question more familiar German philosophical thought. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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

Andrew Bowie is Professor of Philosophy and German at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published very widely in the areas of modern German philosophy, literature, and music. His previous publications include Aesthetics and Subjectivity: from Kant to Nietzsche (Manchester University Press, 1993); Schelling and Modern European Philosophy: An Introduction (Routledge, 1993), and Introduction to German Philosophy from Kant to Habermas (Polity, 2003).

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

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GOR012547349
9780199569250
0199569258
German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction by Andrew Bowie (Professor of Philosophy and German at Royal Holloway, University of London)
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Oxford University Press
2010-05-27
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