The Fate of Reason
German Philosophy from Kant to Fichte
By (author) Frederick C. Beiser
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Fate of Reason by Frederick C. Beiser
Book Description"The Fate of Reason" is the first general history devoted to the period between Kant and Fichte, one of the most revolutionary and fertile in modern philosophy. The philosophers of this time broke with the two central tenets of the modem Cartesian tradition: the authority of reason and the primacy of epistemology. They also witnessed the decline of the Aufkldrung, the completion of Kant's philosophy, and the beginnings of post-Kantian idealism.Thanks to Beiser we can newly appreciate the influence of Kant's critics on the development of his philosophy. Beiser brings the controversies, and the personalities who engaged in them, to life and tells a story that has uncanny parallels with the debates of the present.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674295032
(235mm x 155mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 3-Sep-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Frederick C. Beiser
Late German Idealism, Paperback (September 2016)
Frederick C. Beiser presents the first book to be written on two of the most important idealist philosophers in Germany after Hegel: Adolf Trendelenburg and Rudolf Lotze. Beiser addresses every aspect of their philosophy-logic, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics-and traces their intellectual development from their youth until their death.
Weltschmerz, Hardback (May 2016)
Frederick C. Beiser presents a study of the pessimism that dominated German philosophy from the 1860s to c. 1900: the theory that life is not worth living. He explores its major defenders and chief critics, and examines how the theory redirected German philosophy away from the logic of the sciences and toward an examination of the value of life.
German Historicist Tradition, Paperback (February 2015)» View all books by Frederick C. Beiser
This is the first history in English of German historicism, the intellectual tradition which holds that history is the key to understanding all human values, beliefs and actions. Beiser surveys the key thinkers from the mid-18th to the early 20th century and illuminates the sources and reasons for this revolution in modern thought.
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Author Biography - Frederick C. Beiser
Frederick C. Beiser is Professor of Philosophy at Syracuse University.
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