Recent Philosophy, 2 Volumes: Hegel to the Present by Etienne Gilson, Thomas Langan, Armand Maurer |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Recent Philosophy, 2 Volumes: Hegel to the Present

Recent Philosophy, 2 Volumes: Hegel to the Present

by Etienne Gilson, Thomas Langan, Armand Maurer
     
 

The philosophical unity so visible in Europe at the time of the Reformation and still perceptible during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries began to disintegrate in the early years of the nineteenth century. The accession of new languages to the status of scientific languages, the rise of nationalistically minded generations of philosophers, the progressive

Overview

The philosophical unity so visible in Europe at the time of the Reformation and still perceptible during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries began to disintegrate in the early years of the nineteenth century. The accession of new languages to the status of scientific languages, the rise of nationalistically minded generations of philosophers, the progressive multiplication of the professors of philosophy, many of whom became philosophical writers, created a new historical situation. Descartes wrote his 'Meditations' in Latin, so they were read at once in the whole of civilized Europe; one hundred year later, Condillac could not read Locke in the original, and when Kant published his masterwork in German, it remained for many years a sort of mystery philosophy chiefly known from summaries, interpretations, and even criticisms. It is therefore almost unavoidable to take into account the nationalities of the philsophers in the nineteenth century and, up to a point at least, to order their doctrines accordingly.

—from the Preface

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597524865
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
896
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Meet the Author

Etienne Gilson (1884-1978) is also the author of 'Christian Philosophy,' 'Linguistics and Philosophy,' 'The Christian Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, and 'The Unity of Philosophical Experience.'

Thomas Langan is also the author of 'Surviving the Age of Virtual Reality,' 'The Catholic Tradition,' 'Being and Truth,' and 'The Meaning of Heidegger.'

Armand A. Maurer, C.S.B. is also the author of 'The Philosophy of William of Ockham,' 'Being and Knowing,' and 'Medieval Philosophy,'

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