Being After Rousseau
Philosophy and Culture in Question New edition
By (author) Richard L. Velkley
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Being After Rousseau by Richard L. Velkley
Book DescriptionIn Being after Rousseau, Richard L. Velkley presents Jean-Jacques Rousseau as the founder of a modern European tradition of reflection on the relation of philosophy to culture - a reflection that calls both into question. Tracing this tradition from Rousseau to Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Schelling, and Martin Heidegger, Velkley shows late modern philosophy as a series of ultimately unsuccessful attempts to resolve the dichotomies between nature and society, culture and civilization, and philosophy and society that Rousseau brought to the fore. The Rousseauian tradition begins, for Velkley, with Rousseau's criticism of modern political philosophy. Although the German Idealists such as Schelling accepted much of Rousseau's critique, they believed, unlike Rousseau, that human wholeness could be attained at the level of society and history. Heidegger and Nietzsche questioned this claim, but followed both Rousseau and the Idealists in their vision of the philosopher-poet striving to recover an original wholeness that the history of reason has distorted.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226852577
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard L. Velkley
Kant's Observations and Remarks, Paperback (November 2014)
A guide to two of the most revealing of Kant's early writings, which facilitates understanding his later practical thought.
Heidegger, Strauss, and the Premises of Philosophy, Paperback (October 2014)
Examines the complex philosophical relationship between Martin Heidegger and Leo Strauss. The author argues that both thinkers provide searching analyses of the philosophical tradition's origins in radical questioning.
Freedom and the End of Reason, Paperback (March 2014)» View all books by Richard L. Velkley
Reconstructing the influence of Rousseau on Kant's thought, the author demonstrates that the relationship between speculative philosophy and practical philosophy in Kant is far more intimate than generally has been perceived. He offers an unusually complete account of Kant's idea of moral culture.
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Author Biography - Richard L. Velkley
Richard L. Velkley is associate professor of philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He is the author of Freedom and the End of Reason: On the Moral Foundation of Kant's Critical Philosophy, also published by the University of Chicago Press, and the editor of Dieter Henrich's The Unity of Reason: Essays on Kant's Philosophy.
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