Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: German philosophy


Related Topics

In the News (Thu 18 Jul 19)

  
  Learn more about Philosophy in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Philosophy is paradigmatically concerned with fundamental concepts such as existence, goodness, knowledge, and beauty; philosophers have often been particularly concerned with asking critical questions about the natures of these concepts--questions which don't seem to be amenable to treatment by the special sciences.
Philosophy of psychology: the study of some fundamental questions about the methods and concepts of psychology and psychiatry, such as the meaningfulness of Freudian concepts; this is sometimes treated as including philosophy of mind.
Philosophy of religion: the study of the meaning of the concept of God and of the rationality or otherwise of belief in the existence of God.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /p/ph/philosophy_1.html   (3550 words)

  
 Marxism and Philosophy by Karl Korsch (1923)
Similarly, the philosophy of this bourgeois society is unable to understand the nature of the general propositions in which the revolutionary movement of the proletariat has found its independent and self-conscious expression.
German idealism from Kant to Hegel did not cease to be philosophical when it affirmed this universal role (which is anyway what is colloquially thought to be the essence of any philosophy).
It is a revolutionary philosophy whose task is to participate in the revolutionary struggles waged in all spheres of society against the whole of the existing order, by fighting in one specific area – philosophy.
www.marxists.org /archive/korsch/1923/marxism-philosophy.htm   (13380 words)

  
 [No title]
German idealism was a philosophical movement in Germany in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
German idealism is one of the most important and momentous epochs in modern philosophy.
Agreement on the concept of philosophy and on what philosophical theory formation is capable of achieving was largely shaped - and its continued development ensured to this day - by systematic philosophy on foundations laid by Kant.
www.lycos.com /info/idealism--german-idealism.html   (486 words)

  
 German Idealism [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
For the Germans, at least, Rousseau's radicalism brought into question the value of the culture-ideals of the Enlightenment, and impelled them to seek the basis of culture in the creative power of the mind.
For the philosopher German idealism usually means the philosophy of Kant and his immediate followers, while for the historian of literature it may seem little more than the personality of Goethe; and it is not usual to characterize the literary aspect of the movement as neo-humanism.
Realizing the inadequacy of their philosophy to meet practical needs, they now sought an ethical and religious ideal which should unify the concrete content of spiritual life and at the same time be a necessary deduction from the metaphysical background of existence.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/g/germidea.htm   (3619 words)

  
 German Phil
His later philosophy suggests a materialism and empiricism that puts him outside of idealism proper; his connection with the romantic movement suggests an aestheticism that challenges traditional philosophy as such; and his mysticism allies him with medieval, pre-critical philosophies considered antiquated by the nineteenth century.
By linking the task of philosophy to construction within the Absolute, and construing the Absolute as a starting point that is given in advance and develops in a necessary manner, Schelling fails to grasp the specificity and artifice of philosophical construction.
Romance of Individualism in Emerson and Nietzsche by David Mikics (Ohio University Press) is a staggering commentary on the conflict of alternative realities as expressed in the visionary populism of Nietzsche and the homespun Americana and Unitarian-style individualism found in the writings of Emerson.
www.wordtrade.com /philosophy/german   (6964 words)

  
 German Philosophy - Arthur Schopenhauer
It will be a door to understanding the modern German line of policy in the world, and an opportunity for everyone to learn more about the most famous thinkers of the past.
Written in a simple language unusual for philosophy, his works reflected concerns and tragedies of the real life, not just usual empyreal problems all philosophers used to deal with.
He was the first European thinker to study the Upanishads, Indian teachings, and Buddhism, which deeply influenced his thought together with the works of Plato and Immanuel Kant.
www.germanculture.com.ua /library/weekly/aa010899.htm   (356 words)

  
 MODERN PHILOSOPHY: The Successors of Kant
As a historian of philosophy and as the founder of the "South-West-German school of philosophy," Windelband (picture) exercised considerable influence.
Windelband belongs to those German philosophers who proceed from Kant's criticism, but he protested against other neo-Kantians who mainly confined their thinking to a renewal of Kant's epistemology, and he stressed the importance of his inquiries into ethics, aesthetics, and philosophy of law and religion.
He decided in favor of the historical sciences, because, according to him philosophy must interpret spiritual life and explain values, and the sense of values is rooted in the sense of the individual.
radicalacademy.com /adiphilsuccessors.htm   (3278 words)

  
 Johann Gottlieb Fichte [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Johann Gottlieb Fichte is one of the major figures in German philosophy in the period between Kant and Hegel.
The particular role of the scholar — that is, of individuals such as Fichte himself, regardless of their particular academic discipline — is to be a teacher of mankind and a superintendent of its never-ending progress towards perfection.
The former is transcendental philosophy; the latter, a naturalistic approach to experience that explains it solely in causal terms.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/f/fichtejg.htm   (4348 words)

  
 Why Study German?
German is also central to Western Europe as the language of the Federal Republic of Germany, Austria, and the largest portion of Switzerland, as well as Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, areas of Northern Italy, Eastern Belgium and Eastern France.
Tennis is of course another sport at which Germans excel, and athletes from the German-speaking countries traditionally dominate alpine skiing to the extent that German is the sport’s primary language.
Since, however, both English and German are part of the same Germanic language family, it is possible for English speakers to achieve functional proficiency in German in a short time.
www.macalester.edu /german/whygerman.html   (836 words)

  
 German Philosophy and the State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
In fact, of all the representatives of German philosophy of that day, he was the only one who took an active part in the social and political life of his time.
Fichte was not mistaken when he said, "What kind of philosophy one chooses depends upon what kind of man one is." But when he made the attempt to impose his purely personal evaluations upon the whole nation, he arrived at the monstrous sophism whose tragic effect has not even today been overcome.
The introduction to his Philosophy of Law is a grim defence of the miserable Prussian conditions, an excommunicating curse against all who dared to shake the traditional.
flag.blackened.net /rocker/german.htm   (5624 words)

  
 German Department, University of California, Berkeley
Our faculty, which boasts well-known specialists in all periods of German literature, believes that the power of a text depends on the analytical ability of the reader: older texts are no less exciting than contemporary ones if read in new ways.
The German Department is fully committed to multidisciplinary approaches and encourages students to look beyond the borders of literature.
At a meeting of the German Department faculty at the end of the fall semester the faculty will decide whether the student will be invited to proceed to doctoral work in the program.
german.berkeley.edu /graduate/literature.php   (2512 words)

  
 LPSG 19C German Philosophy
Although knowledge of German is helpful (enabling one to read the central texts in the original, and to draw on an extended range of secondary literature), it is not by any means necessary: all the central texts are available in English, along with the recommended secondary literature.
Bowie, A. Introduction to German Philosophy: From Kant to Habermas.
Topics include Schelling's disagreements with Fichte; Schelling's philosophy of Nature; Schelling's conception of the privileged role of art in cognition of the Absolute; Schelling's attempt to conceive the Absolute as a 'point of indifference' between subjectivity and objectivity; Schelling's later metaphysical account of the possibility of evil; Schelling's criticisms of Hegel.
www.ucl.ac.uk /philosophy/LPSG/19thCent.htm   (817 words)

  
 Illuminations: Kellner
I thus do not use continental philosophy as abstract dogmas to be religiously worshipped, but as a body of living thought to apply to contemporary problems and issues.
The best of continental philosophy is critical and dialogical, and its major thinkers have often drawn on the most productive elements of their predecessors, while overcoming those aspects that are no longer of use or relevant.
Ultimately, continental philosophy for me provides the conditions of the possibility of seeing philosophy as an adventure that contains the dimensions of all the traditional domains of philosophy, as well as social theory, cultural criticism, and social and political critique.
www.uta.edu /huma/illuminations/kell18.htm   (1569 words)

  
 18th Century German Philosophy Prior to Kant (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Both a lawyer and a philosophy professor, he advocated the independent use of healthy reason, fought against prejudice, against belief in any of the then prevailing superstitions, against any form of (religious) persecution, against the witch-hunt and the use of torture, and in general, against any form of intolerance.
He saw philosophy, which he conceived as world-wisdom (Welt-Weisheit), as the means to public enlightenment and, in line with the mood of the time, the purview of everyone, not just of philosophers or experts.
The reception of Wolff's philosophy is interesting not only in view of its widespread acceptance, but also in light of the disputes it generated and the further developments it gave rise to.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/18thGerman-preKant   (6134 words)

  
 German Philosophy
When reference is made to German philosophy in the last two decades of the eighteenth century, most people will immediately think of that tradi­tion which has come to be called "German Idealism," along with its best-­known representatives, I. Kant, J. Fichte, F. Schelling, and G.
Kant, by his Critical Philosophy, not only decisively attacked the defects of the philosophical positions developed during the Enlightenment (often classified under the headings of "Rationalism" and "Empiricism"), but lie effected (by his own admission) a revolution in philosophy so complete as to clear the field of all other competitors.
As a matter of historical fact, while Kant's Critical Philosophy certainly aroused a great deal of interest and often sympathy, even well beyond more narrowly philosophical circles, it was by no means the case that all critical resistance in the German‑speaking lands to Kant's transcendental mode of philosophizing or its later developments was decisively vanquished.
www.wordtrade.com /philosophy/german/germanphilosophy.htm   (3184 words)

  
 Andrew Bowie - Introduction to German Philosophy: from Kant to Habermas - Reviewed by Jeffrey Geller, University of ...
Introduction to German Philosophy: from Kant to Habermas
The book also considers the effects of German philosophy outside of Germany, including the Czech philosopher Bernard Bolzano, and (though briefly) such recent figures in the Anglo-American tradition as Donald Davidson, Hilary Putnam, Michael Dummett, and Richard Rorty.
The aim of thinkers in German Idealism was to overcome the split between thought and the world that seemed to follow from Kant.
ndpr.nd.edu /review.cfm?id=1701   (2320 words)

  
 Royal Holloway : Department of German   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Andrew Bowie's Introduction to German Philosophy is the only book in English to provide a comprehensive account of the key ideas and arguments of modern German philosophy from Kant to the present.
Modern German philosophy is proving to be more and more important to the study of all areas of the humanities.
It will be essential reading for students in philosophy, literature and the humanities in general and for anyone wanting to know more about the role of the German tradition within philosophy and literature as a whole.
www.rhul.ac.uk /German/News-and-Events/BowieBook.htm   (343 words)

  
 German Philosophy and Philosophers
Learn about German philosophical trends and philosophers of the past and present.
Schiller is German philosopher, friend of Goethe and author of Ode to Joy.
Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the most influential German philosophers of the 19th century.
www.germanculture.com.ua /library/links/philosophy.htm   (135 words)

  
 UCSD Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
He has edited two special issues of Topoi (one on the Philosophy of Aristotle and one on Moral Reasoning), is the Director of UCSD's Center for the Humanities and Associate Dean of the UCSD Division College of Arts and Humanities.
Sam Rickless works on a wide range of topics in philosophy, including both ancient and early modern history of philosophy, philosophy of language, metaphysics, philosophy of law, and ethics.
Eric Watkins specializes in Kant's theoretical and practical philosophy and the history of modern philosophy more generally, in addition to his interests in metaphysics and history of philosophy of science.
philosophy.ucsd.edu /historyOfPhil.php   (1441 words)

  
 German - Philosophy
There are opportunities to explore the links between the subjects of German and Philosophy in the final year of the course.
The Department of German teaching and learning in the Department now aims at equal stress on all areas of language use (not just the translation of written texts) and helps students to become skilled in working together on their own initiative as well as pursuing individual goals under direct guidance.
The School of Philosophy at Leeds is one of the largest in the country with a total of 20 permanent teaching staff.
www.leeds.ac.uk /programmes/200203/ug/germphil.htm   (746 words)

  
 Philosophy Now
The distinguished tradition of German philosophy has substantially affected British cultural life and particularly philosophy.
This selective account is meant to indicate that a book on German philosophy from Kant to Habermas is very welcome, particularly as written by a specialist on Germany who had already produced books and essays on aspects of the ground covered in this book.
Industrialisation and bureaucratisation are two of the important factors, but the monstrosities of the Nazi regime, the Holocaust in particular, is something German thought has to come to terms with.
www.philosophynow.org /issue53/53rickman.htm   (823 words)

  
 German Philosophy and Kabbalah
It was very interesting for me to read a number of posts dedicated to the Hegelian philosophy and its comparison with the Kabbalistic and Jungian notions of God.
I think that mentioned similarities really exist but their roots lie not in the Hegelian philosophy as such but in some genetic origins of German speculative philosophy of the 19th century.
I think that the root of the said similarities lie in philosophy (or theosophy) of such figure as a mystical thinker of 16th-17th centuries Jacob Boehme (the so-called Philosophia Teutonica - German Philosophy).
www.kheper.net /topics/philosophy/German_Philosophy_and_Kabbalah.htm   (337 words)

  
 University of Kentucky|Department of Philosophy Faculty: Daniel Breazeale
University of KentuckyDepartment of Philosophy Faculty: Daniel Breazeale
He specializes in German philosophy from Kant to Nietzsche, with a research focus on post-Kantian idealism and the philosophy of J. Fichte.
"Fichte's Conception of Philosophy as a 'Pragmatic History of the Human Mind' and the Contributions of Kant, Platner, and Maimon," Journal of the History of Ideas 62 (2001).
www.uky.edu /AS/Philosophy/DanielBreazeale.htm   (258 words)

  
 German Studies - Philosophy books - Wayne State University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The Problem of Being Modern: Or The German Pursuit of Enlightenment from Leibniz to the French Revolution
An interpretation of the seminal works of the German Enlightenment in the context of European thought.
A fresh translation of Tillich’s 1919 address to the Kant Gesellschaft, plus Nuovo’s interpretive essay which is both critical and constructive.
wsupress.wayne.edu /german/philosophy/philosophy2.html   (204 words)

  
 Department of Philosophy: People
His interests include German philosophy from Kant to the present, particularly the period covering the development from Kant to Hegel.
He has also published in philosophy of law, political philosophy, and bioethics.
German Philosophy 1760-1860: The Legacy of Idealism (Cambridge: 2002).
www.philosophy.northwestern.edu /people/pinkard.html   (250 words)

  
 Powell's Books - German
It uses long examples from German language newspapers and magazines to indicate modern usage and explain clearly the...
This fully revised dictionary provides all the necessary tools for beginning German learners, from a glossary of grammatical terms to a complete guide to...
Over 3500 words and phrases are presented with their German translations, categorized by practical subject themes, including numbers, measurements, words describing people, the human body, and more....
www.powells.com /usedbooks/German.1.html   (770 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.