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After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900

Frederick C. Beiser


Histories of German philosophy in the nineteenth century typically focus on its first half—when Hegel, idealism, and Romanticism dominated. By contrast, the remainder of the century, after Hegel's death, has been relatively neglected because it has been seen as a period of stagnation and decline. This book argues that the second half of the century was in fact one of the most revolutionary periods in modern philosophy because the nature of philosophy itself was up for grabs and the very absence of certainty led to creativity and the start of a new era. This innovative concise history of German ... More

Keywords: German philosophy, Hegel, idealism, Romanticism, modern philosophy, materialism, pessimism, Ludwig Büchner, Eugen Dühring, Eduard von Hartmann

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691163093
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691163093.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frederick C. Beiser, author
Syracuse University