A History of Philosophy 7: Modern Philosophy
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A History of Philosophy 7: Modern Philosophy (A History of Philosophy #7)

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Conceived originally as a serious presentation ofthe development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Copleston's nine-volumeA History Of Philosophy hasjourneyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to universal acclaim as the best history ofphilosophy in English.

Copleston, an Oxford Jesuitof immense erudition who once tangled with A. J. Ayer in a...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published February 1st 1994 by Image (first published June 1st 1962)
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Nick Smith
I decided to read this seventh volume, as I had an interest in the intellectual period of German romanticism, or the "Aufkerlung." This is when Hegel played a decisive role. If you think he did not, you should know that Marx, his follower, changed both East and West in our world. And there is no denying that Marx was a Hegelian.
I was particularly fascinated by Copleston's writing. While he is obviously writing to illustrate the history of philosophy to theological students, who are largely exp...more
globulon
I've read the introduction to and most of the 3 chapters on Hegel in this volume.

The introduction is definitely interesting and worthwhile. He does a comparison/contrast with German Romanticism which I thought was helpful. He also gives a great discussion about how German Idealism as a whole can be seen as a result of Kant's work. These two historical narratives do a lot to make many of the common assumptions of the 3 main figures (Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel) clear and more comprehensible (par...more
Steve Dotson
Follows up on previous assertions that Kant is the main influence in German Idealism, and how it leads to Hegel, then breaks away from German Idealism. One of the main divergence points for the array of Philosophers covered is just how much they are convinced the human mind can or cannot grasp beyond the infinite, is the finite indicative of the infinite and reconciling Metaphysics with the emerging enlightenment or keeping it separate. The Author is not expecting the reader to know more than th...more
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Frederick (Freddie) Charles Copleston was raised an Anglican and educated at Marlborough College from 1920 to 1925. Shortly after his eighteenth birthday he converted to Catholicism, and his father subsequently almost disowned him. After the initial shock, however, his father saw fit to help Copleston through his education and he attended St. John’s in Oxford in 1925, only managing a disappointing...more
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