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A Short History of German Philosophy

Vittorio Hösle


This book provides an original history of German-language philosophy from the Middle Ages to today. In an accessible narrative that explains complex ideas in clear language, the book traces the evolution of German philosophy and describes its central influence on other aspects of German culture, including literature, politics, and science. Starting with the medieval mystic Meister Eckhart, the book addresses the philosophical changes brought about by Luther's Reformation, and then presents a detailed account of the classical age of German philosophy, including the work of Leibniz and Kant; the ... More

Keywords: German-language philosophy, German philosophy, German culture, Meister Eckhart, Leibniz, Kant, early Romantics, analytical philosophy, historical sciences

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780691167190
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691167190.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vittorio Hösle, author
University of Notre Dame

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