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German Idealist Philosophy

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The great quest for systematic knowledge in the decades around the year 1800 gave rise to one of the most spirited eras in the history of philosophical exploration, exemplified by the school of German Idealist philosophy. With confidence and sweeping aspirations, the Idealist philosophers Immanuel Kant, Johann Fichte, Friedrich Schelling, and Georg Hegel set out to make me ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Penguin Classics (first published 1997)
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Dec 31, 2015 Andrew rated it liked it
The book kind of skirts around the central ideas of 18th century German philosophy. Giving fine introduction to the four figures presented here. Kant, Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel. The Hegel part was probably the best.

I think it would be better for a beginner to just pick up the central works of each of the philosopher here.
Apr 12, 2008 Matthew marked it as to-read
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Please don't hassle me about reading this. As a strategy, hassling has been found wanting. I'm Still on the introduction. I guess since I've started selling books in anticipation of supporting myself in early retirement. My later "golden years" will likely be spent to some barren, frogless, dustbowl, ice age, bad spelling nightmare where my bedpan is changed by some candy striper who thinks I'm "totally random and scary." At such time I'll be taking refuge in Hegel's Science of Logic as I promis ...more
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