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A History of Philosophy, Vol. 7: Modern Philosophy, from the Post-Kantean Idealists to Marx, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche (A History of Philosophy #7)

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

Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit of immense erudition who once tangled with A. J. Ayer
Paperback, 512 pages
Published 1994 by Image (first published 1962)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
A History of Philosophy 7: Modern Philosophy (A History of Philosophy #7), Frederick Charles Copleston
A History of Philosophy is an eleven-volume history of Western philosophy written by English Jesuit priest Frederick Charles Copleston. Volume 7: Fichte to Nietzsche: Johann Gottlieb Fichte; Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling; Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel; Arthur Schopenhauer; Karl Marx; Søren Kierkegaard; Friedrich Nietzsche.
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Nick Smith
Jun 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
James F
Feb 04, 2015 rated it liked it
This is the first volume of Copleston's History that I hadn't previously read when I was studying philosophy in college. The volume covers German philosophy of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. More than half the book is devoted to the three major post-Kantian Idealists, Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel, and their more important disciples. Trying to understand Idealist philosophy for me is nearly impossible -- it makes my brain hurt, and I would gladly skip over this entire tendency if i ...more
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نخستین برخورد من با مجموعه ی ۹جلدی تاریخ فلسفه کاپلستون، مواجهه ای عاشقانه بود. علاقه ی من به این مجموعه حتی به طرح جلد و حروف چاپ شده ی داخل کتاب هم تسری پیدا کرده بود. من جلدهای یک، تا هفت رو بیش از ۵ بار خوندم! جلد یک، دو، چهار و هفت، از همه بهترن به نظر من. اما جلد هفت فوق العاده ست. این جلد به ایدءالیسم آلمانی اختصاص داره. اگرچه نقدهایی به روش پژوهش و ارایه ی مطالب از جانب کاپلستون وارد شده، دانشجوی فارسی زبان تازه کار و علاقه مند به این فلسفه، از مطالع
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
May 26, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: partial-read

Nietzsche -- Over the years, I've probably read this entire set. This time I read the sections on Nietzsche since I was also reading Beyond Good and Evil. Copleston provides an excellent overview of Nietzsche in a style that is clear and easy to read. He does an excellent job explaining the philosopher's many contradictory elements.
Doutor Branco
Aug 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lidos-em-2014
A very compendious, but very efficient historical narrative.
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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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