Idealism as Modernism: Hegelian Variations

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Professor Pippin disputes many traditional characterizations of the distinctiveness of modern philosophy. In their place he defends claims about agency, freedom, ethical life and modernity itself, all of which are central to the German idealist philosophical tradition, and in particular, to the writings of Hegel. Having considered the Hegelian version of these issues the author explores other accounts as found in Habermas, Strauss, Blumenberg, Nietzsche, and Heidegger.
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"...Pippen's project is pioneering a new way of reading the history of philosophy..."

"There is much food for thought in this collection of essays. Pippin has a rich sense of Hegel's contribution to contemporary issues, and draws creatively on Hegel's dialogue with." Review of Metaphysics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521560252
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Series: Modern European Philosophy Series
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Hegelianism? 1
2 Kant on the Spontaneity of Mind 29
3 On the Moral Foundations of Kant's Rechtslehre 56
4 Hegel, Ethical Reasons, Kantian Rejoinders 92
5 Avoiding German Idealism: Kant, Hegel, and the Reflective Judgment Problem 129
6 Hegel, Modernity, and Habermas 157
7 Technology as Ideology: Prospects 185
8 The Modern World of Leo Strauss 209
9 Being, Time, and Politics: The Strauss-Kojeve Debate 233
10 Blumenberg and the Modernity Problem 265
11 Modern Mythic Meaning: Blumenberg Contra Nietzsche 286
12 Truth and Lies in the Early Nietzsche 311
13 Nietzsche's Alleged Farewell: The PreModern, Modern, and Postmodern Nietzsche 330
14 Morality as Psychology, Psychology as Morality: Nietzsche, Eros, and Clumsy Lovers 351
15 On Being Anti-Cartesian: Hegel, Heidegger, Subjectivity, and Sociality
16 Heideggerean Historicity and Metaphysical Politics 395
17 Hegel's Ethical Rationalism 417
Name Index 451
Subject Index 456
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