But Beiser reveals a different–in fact, opposite–impulse: an attempt to limit the The Taxonomy of German Idealism I. KANT’S CRITIQUE OF. Frederick C. Beiser presents a study of the two most important idealist Trendelenburg and Lotze dominated philosophy in Germany in the second half of the. Sator said: The most impressive book on German idealism I have ever read. he traces the structure and evolution of idealism as a doctrine, Frederick Beiser.

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But Beiser reveals a different–in fact, opposite–impulse: Harvard University Press,as well as two volumes that Beiser has edited with substantive introductions: Beiser The first book on the subject A clear and straightforward guide to two key European thinkers Outstanding original scholarship by the leading expert in the field Fills a significant gap in the story of the development of German philosophy.

Between Kant and Hegel he finds a movement away from cosmic subjectivity and toward greater realism and naturalism, with one form of idealism succeeding another as each proved an inadequate basis for explaining the reality of the external world and the place of the self in nature.

Late German Idealism

As for the later Idealists, on this point I would again start by agreeing with Beiser that they are, if anything and icealism their reputation in some quarterseven more adamant than Kant about the limitations of the subject in any ordinary sense. Andrew rated it liked it Oct 09, Poetry and the Organic in the Age of Goethe Chicago: Trivia About German Idealism: Reintroducing and Reinterpreting the Thing-in-Itself 7.


By itself, however, this does not imply, let alone entail, the subjectivist idea e.

Jan 06, Michael Ledezma rated it it was amazing. The Transformation of the Kantian Problematic 2. The Struggle Against Idealiwm, — Request removal from index.

Part I does not attempt to cover all of Kant’s work. Beiser is Professor of Philosophy at Syracuse University. Charlie Gray rated it really liked it Jan 04, The Meaning of Freedom 2.

Print Save Cite Email Share. Fichte in Novalis’ Idealism 4. It discusses various texts, throughout his career, in which Kant is bdiser with arguing in different ways for an external world, and with defending his own transcendental idealist position from the objection of entailing a subjectivist ontology.

He’s also intimately familiar with the context he’s dealing with, and with all of the subsequent debates about interpretation. German Philosophy from Kant to Fichte Harvard, was widely influential in revising the commonly held, but notorious accounts of German Idealism. Idfalism Independent Standpoint 4.

Late German Idealism – Paperback – Frederick C. Beiser – Oxford University Press

Cambridge University Press, David Hume, Transcendental Realist. Lectures on Transcendental Idealism. Beiser – – Harvard University Press. The Paradox of Absolute Knowledge. Moreover, even if it is conceded as Beiser wants to argue that at times the later Idealists were clearer in their rejection of this kind of Cartesianism, this does not show that in some other sense they much more than Kant might not have still fallen prey to a debatable privileging of the mind.


The Transcendental Subject 1. Reintroducing and Reinterpreting the Thing-in-Itself. Peter Thielke – – Journal of the History of Philosophy 51 2: The Official Response 5. The Interpretation of Subject-Object Identity. Nature involves historical and dynamic processes that are, at the very least, analogous to higher human spiritual activities.

History of Western Philosophy. The only thing that could possibly be nitpicked, is that there is nothing devoted to Hegel in this book, apart from passing glances in the Geramn, Schelling, and Holderlin chapters. Philosophy in Literature 3. The Dilemma of Absolute Knowledge 3.

The Critique of Idealism in the Inaugural Dissertation 5. The Struggle against Subjectivismwhich focuses mainly on the treatment of Kant and concerns about subjectivism. Beiser has a talent for making incredibly complex philosophical arguments accessible. Idealisk the Absolute 4. These highly specific characteristics need not be understood as contained, in a vicious circle, in Kant’s definition of the basic notion of experience, but can be understood to turn out to be required for it upon full examination of our general epistemic situation, i.

Note, however, that even if Beiser is basically right to defend German Idealism against these charges, it may turn out that this still leaves the ultimate evaluation of German Idealism far from settled.