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A Short History of German Philosophy$
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Vittorio Hösle

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780691167190

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691167190.001.0001

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Does German Philosophy Have a History? And Has There Ever Been a “German Spirit”?

Does German Philosophy Have a History? And Has There Ever Been a “German Spirit”?

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(p.1) 1 Does German Philosophy Have a History? And Has There Ever Been a “German Spirit”?
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A Short History of German Philosophy
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Vittorio Hösle

, Steven Rendall
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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691167190.003.0001

This chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to provide a brief survey of German philosophy and thereby to bring out peculiarities that distinguish this philosophy from those of other European nations. The book shows that reflection on the concept of Geist (spirit) is a crucial part of the German spirit. Despite all the changes in German philosophy, plausible lines of development will be made clear; without them, a history really cannot be written. The chapter then explains the reasons why it makes sense to produce a new account of the history of German philosophy at the beginning of a century that will no longer be a European one.

Keywords:   German philosophy, German history, Geist, German spirit

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