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German Idealism: An Anthology and Guide

German Idealism: An Anthology and Guide Paperback - 2007

by Brian O'Connor (Editor); Georg Mohr (Editor)

From the publisher

Beginning with the publication of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason and extending through to Hegel's death, the period known as German Idealism signaled the end of an epoch of rationalism, empiricism, and enlightenment--and the beginning of a new "critical" period of philosophy. The most comprehensive anthology of this vital tradition to date, German Idealism brings together an expansive selection of readings from the tradition's major figures like Kant, Hegel, Fichte, and Schelling. Arranged thematically into sections on topics such as the relationships between self and knowledge, freedom and morality, law and state, and nature and science, to name a few, German Idealism discloses many of the contrasts that helped to differentiate each of the tradition's key thinkers. Each expertly translated text comes with an editorial introduction to guide readers through many of the problems the texts specifically deal with, as well as their historical context. The most accessible and expansive introduction to German Idealism ever, this anthology will be hailed by instructors and scholars as the most dependable guide to the tradition for years to come.


  • Title German Idealism: An Anthology and Guide
  • Author Brian O'Connor (Editor); Georg Mohr (Editor)
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition 1st ptg.
  • Pages 496
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher University of Chicago Press, Chicago
  • Date March 1, 2007
  • ISBN 9780226616735 / 0226616738
  • Weight 1.85 lbs (0.84 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.58 x 6.84 x 1.17 in (24.33 x 17.37 x 2.97 cm)
  • Themes
    • Chronological Period: 18th Century
    • Chronological Period: 19th Century
    • Chronological Period: Modern
    • Cultural Region: Germany
  • Library of Congress subjects Idealism, German
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2006050081
  • Dewey Decimal Code 141.094

About the author

Brian O'Connor is senior lecturer in the School of Philosophy at University College Dublin. His publications include books and papers on the German philosophical tradition. Georg Mohr is professor of philosophy at the University of Bremen. Included among his works are two books on Kant's theoretical writings and a chapter-by-chapter commentary on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.