The Nineteenth Century Philosophy Reader (Paperback)Benjamin D. Crowe (editor)
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The nineteenth century was one of the most remarkable periods in the history of philosophy and a period of great intellectual, social, and scientific change. Challenging philosophical thought of earlier centuries, it caused shock waves that lasted well into the twentieth century.
The Nineteenth Century Philosophy Reader is an outstanding anthology of the great philosophical texts of the period and the first of its kind for many years. In presenting many of the major ideas expounded by philosophers of the era, it provides the reader with a comprehensive account of this extremely important and fertile period. Carefully selected extracts from the following philosophers are included, providing a solid introduction to the most fundamental arguments and insights of each thinker:KantFichteSchellingHegelBritish Idealism (T.H. Green, F.H. Bradley, and Edward Caird)SchopenhauerMarx and EngelsKierkegaardNietzscheWilliam James.
In addition to an introduction by the editor, a key feature of the reader is a specially commissioned introduction to each part by leading scholars in the field, placing the extracts in philosophical and historical context.
The Nineteenth Century Philosophy Reader is an ideal anthology for anyone seeking to engage with and learn about this important period. As well as appealing to students of nineteenth-century philosophy, it will also be of interest to those in related fields such as literature, religion, and social and political theory.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 388
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 20 mm
"An ideal supplement to the study of the key nineteenth century 'idealists' and their critics in the wake of Kant. The introductions to each figure offer fresh perspectives that will be invaluable to students and of considerable interest to specialists." - Daniel Breazeale, University of Kentucky, USA
"Containing sensibly selected and helpfully introduced excerpts from key texts, this handy reader in nineteenth century philosophy is invaluable for survey courses in the philosophy of the period, and especially useful in interdisciplinary courses aimed at introducing these thinkers to students of social and political thought, literature, and intellectual history." - Katerina Deligiorgi, University of Sussex, UK
"This reader includes substantial selections from representative works of major nineteenth-century philosophers, drawn from respected scholarly translations, and introduced - in readable yet also well-informed and serious discussions - by eminent scholars such as Sebastian Gardner and Robert Stern. It will be very useful for classes in nineteenth-century philosophy, particularly surveys or those focusing on post-Kantian idealism." - Rachel Zuckert, Northwestern University, USA