The Neo-Kantian Reader (Hardback)Sebastian Luft (editor)
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The latter half of the nineteenth and the early part of the twentieth century witnessed a remarkable resurgence of interest in Kant's philosophy in Continental Europe, the effects of which are still being felt today. The Neo-Kantian Reader is the first anthology to collect the most important primary sources in Neo-Kantian philosophy, with many being published here in English for the first time. It includes extracts on a rich and diverse number of subjects, including logic, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, and transcendental idealism.
Sebastian Luft, together with other scholars, provides clear introductions to each of the following sections (to the authors as well as to each text), placing them in historical and philosophical context:the beginnings of Neo-Kantianism: including the work of Hermann von Helmholtz, Otto Liebman, Friedrich Lange, and Hermann Lotze the Marburg School: including Hermann Cohen, Paul Natorp, and Ernst Cassirer the Southwest School: including Wilhelm Windelband, Heinrich Rickert, Emil Lask, and Hans Vaihinger responses and critiques: including Moritz Schlick, Edmund Husserl; Rudolf Carnap, and the 'Davos dispute' between Martin Heidegger and Ernst Cassirer.
The Neo-Kantian Reader is essential reading for all students of Kant, nineteenth and twentieth century philosophy, history and philosophy of science, and phenomenology, as well as to those studying important philosophical movements such as logical positivism and analytic philosophy and its history.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 538
Weight: 1066 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 33 mm
'The appearance of this collection is a major event in the study of nineteenth century philosophy. ... [T]he volume's achievement is impressive, and twofold: (1) for the first time, it brings together a representative collection of Neokantian texts in English, and (2) it offers translations of essential material that has been unavailable to English readers. ... It is probably the biggest step forward for the understanding of Neokantianism in the Anglophone world to date.' - Garrett Zantow Bredeson, Studia Phaenomenologica
'Every article in this timely collection is extremely interesting. It makes the work of a key group of German philosophers more widely accessible, thus supporting the growing revival of philosophical interest in the neo-Kantian movement. The book demonstrates that while elements of our contemporary thinking on Kant and Hegel were anticipated by the neo-Kantians, other philosophical opportunities are still to be discovered.' - Pierre Keller, University of California, Riverside, USA
'An indispensable resource for teaching neo-Kantianism, the most important movement in late nineteenth-century German philosophy. It fills a longstanding gap in the history of late modern philosophy available to English-speaking readers. The new translations are admirably clear, and the introductions to each section are written with an eye to making the selections accessible to a general philosophical audience.' - Scott Edgar, Saint Mary's University, Canada
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