German Philosophers: Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche / Edition 1

German Philosophers: Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche / Edition 1

by Roger Scruton, Peter Singer, Christopher Janaway, Michael Tanner
     
 

German Philosophers contains studies of four of the most important German theorists: Kant, arguably the most influential modern philosopher; Hegel, whose philosophy inspired a vision of a communist society that for more than one hundred years enlivened revolutionary movements around the world; Schopenhauer, renowned for his pessimistic view that for human

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German Philosophers contains studies of four of the most important German theorists: Kant, arguably the most influential modern philosopher; Hegel, whose philosophy inspired a vision of a communist society that for more than one hundred years enlivened revolutionary movements around the world; Schopenhauer, renowned for his pessimistic view that for human individual non-existence would be preferable; and Nietzsche, who has been appropriated as an icon by an astonishingly diverse spectrum of people.
Written by leading scholars in the field, German Philosophers is the only work to bring together texts on the four philosophers who represent a central school of German philosophy. With a Foreword by Sir Keith Thomas and extensive notes for further reading, this handy volume serves as an easy-to-use introduction for the beginning philosophy student and a quick and comprehensive reference for scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192854247
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 4.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Keith Thomas
Kant Roger Scruton
1. Life, works and character
2. The background of Kant's thought
3. The transcendental deduction
4. The logic of illusion
5. The categorical imperative
6. Beauty and design
7. Transcendental philosophy
Further reading
Hegel Peter Singer
Preface
1. Hegel's times and life
2. History with a purpose
3. Freedom and community
4. The odyssey of mind
5. Logic and dialectics
6. Aftermath
Note of sources
Further reading
Schopenhauer Christopher Janaway
1. Schopenhauer's life and works
2. Within and beyond appearance
3. The world as will and representation
4. Will, body, and the self
5. Character, sex, and the unconscious
6. Art and Ideas
7. Ethics: seeing the world aright
8. Existence and pessimism
9. Schopenhauer's influence
Further reading
Nietzsche Michael Tanner
1. The image of Nietzsche
2. Tragedy: birth, death, rebirth
3. Disillusionment and withdrawal
4. Morality and its discontents
5. The one thing needful
6. Prophecy
7. Occupying the high ground
8. Masters and slaves
9. Philosophizing with a hammer
References
Further reading

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