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- DescriptionInterest in German Idealism - t just Kant, but Fichte and Hegel as well - has recently developed within analytic philosophy, which traditionally defined itself in opposition to the Idealist tradition. Yet one obstacle remains especially intractable: the Idealists' longstanding claim that philosophy must be systematic. In this work, the first overview of the German Idealism that is both conceptual and methodological, Paul W. Franks offers a philosophical reconstruction that is true to the movement's own times and resources and, at the same time, deeply relevant to contemporary thought. At the centre of the book are some neglected but critical questions about German Idealism: Why do Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel think that philosophy's main task is the construction of a system? Why do they think that every part of this system must derive from a single, immanent and absolute principle? Why, in short, must it be all or thing? Through close examination of the major Idealists as well as the overlooked figures who influenced their reading of Kant, Franks explores the common ground and divergences between the philosophical problems that motivated Kant and those that, in turn, motivated the Idealists. The result is a characterisation of German Idealism that reveals its sources as well as its pertinence - and its challenge - to contemporary philosophical naturalism.
- Author BiographyPaul W. Franks is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto and the University of Notre Dame.
- Author(s)Paul W. Franks
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication21/10/2005
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarvard University Press
- Content Note23 linecuts
- Weight774 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine35 mm
- Format DetailsWith printed dust jacket
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