Schleiermacher: Lectures on Philosophical Ethics
By (author) Friedrich D. E. Schleiermacher
Edited by Robert B. Louden
Translated by Louise Adey Huish
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Schleiermacher: Lectures on Philosophical Ethics by Friedrich D. E. Schleiermacher
Book DescriptionThis 2002 book was the first English translation of Friedrich Schleiermacher's mature ethical theory. Situated between the better-known positions of Kant and Hegel, Schleiermacher's ethics represents an under-explored and singular option within the rich and creative tradition of German idealism. Schleiermacher is known to English readers primarily as a theologian and hermeneuticist, but many German scholars have argued that it is in fact his philosophical work in ethics that constitutes his most outstanding intellectual achievement. The lectures, which were not published in his lifetime, are thought to span the years 1812-17 and address such topics as ethics as a descriptive science, ethics as a study of the action of reason on nature, and doctrines of goods, virtue, and duties. This volume presents them in an accessible new translation by Louise Adey Huish, together with an introduction by Robert Louden that sets them in context and assesses their achievement.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521007672
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Friedrich D. E. Schleiermacher
On the Doctrine of Election, with Special Reference to the Aphorisms of Dr. Bretschneider, Hardback (May 2012)
Brief Outline of Theology as a Field of Study, Paperback (February 2011)View all books by Friedrich D. E. Schleiermacher
Originally published: Lewiston, N.Y.: E. Mellen Press, c1990, in series: Schleiermacher studies and translations; v. 1.
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Author Biography - Friedrich D. E. Schleiermacher
Robert Louden is co-editor and translator of two forthcoming volumes in the Cambridge Edition of the works of Kant. Louise Adey Huish is the translator of a volume in the Penguin edition of the works of Freud.
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