Debates in Nineteenth-Century European Philosophy: Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses

1st Edition

Kristin Gjesdal

Published November 24, 2015
Textbook - 394 Pages
ISBN 9780415842853 - CAT# Y150307
Series: Key Debates in the History of Philosophy

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Debates in Nineteenth-Century European Philosophy offers an engaging and in-depth introduction to the philosophical questions raised by this rich and far reaching period in the history of philosophy. Throughout thirty chapters (organized into fifteen sections), the volume surveys the intellectual contributions of European philosophy in the nineteenth century, but it also engages the on-going debates about how these contributions can and should be understood. As such, the volume provides both an overview of nineteenth-century European philosophy and an introduction to contemporary scholarship in this field.



Kristin Gjesdal (ed.)


Editor's Introduction

I. Kantian Presuppositions

1. The Reception of the Critique of Pure Reason in German Idealism

by Rolf-Peter Horstmann

2. The Reception of the Critique of Pure Reason in German Idealism: A Response to Rolf-Peter Horstmann

by Paul Guyer


II. Fichte (1762-1814)

3. Fichte's Original Insight

by Dieter Henrich

4. Fichte's Original Insight: Dieter Henrich's Pioneering Piece Half A Century Later

by Günter Zöller


III. Romanticism

5. Philosophical Foundations of Early Romanticism

by Manfred Frank

6. Response to Manfred Frank, "Philosophical Foundations of Early Romanticism"

by Michael N. Forster


IV. Hegel (1770-1831)

7. From Desire to Recognition: Hegel's Account of Human Sociality

by Axel Honneth

8. On Honneth's Interpretation of Hegel's "Phenomenology of Self-Consciousness"

by Robert B. Pippin





V. Schelling (1775-1854)

9. The Nature of Subjectivity: The Critical and Systematic Function of Schelling's Philosophy of Nature

by Dieter Sturma

10. Nature as Unconditioned? The Critical and Systematic Function of Schelling's Early Works

by Dalia Nassar


VI. Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

11. The Real Essence of Human Beings: Schopenhauer and the Unconscious Will

by Christopher Janaway

12. Emancipation from the Will

by David E. Wellbery


VII. Comte (1798-1857)

13. Auguste Comte and Modern Epistemology

by Johan Heilbron

14. Why Was Comte an Epistemologist?

by Robert C. Scharff


VIII. Mill (1806-1873)

15. Mill: The Principle of Liberty

by John Rawls

16. John Rawls on Mill's Principle of Liberty

by John Skorupski


IX. Darwin (1809-1882)

17. Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection and its Moral Purpose

by Robert J. Richards

18. Response to Richards

by Gabriel Finkelstein


X. Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

19. Kierkegaard's On Authority and Revelation

by Stanley Cavell

20. A Nice Arrangement of Epigrams: Stanley Cavell on Søren Kierkegaard

by Stephen Mulhall


XI. Marx (1818-1883)

21. Marx's Metacritique of Hegel: Synthesis Through Social Labor

by Jürgen Habermas

22. Epistemology and Self-Reflection in the Young Marx

by Espen Hammer


XII. Dilthey (1833-1911)

23. Wilhelm Dilthey after 150 Years (Between Romanticism and Positivism)

by Hans-Georg Gadamer

24. Gadamer on Dilthey

by Frederick C. Beiser


XIII. Nietzsche (1844-1900)

25. Nietzsche's Minimalist Moral Psychology

by Bernard Williams

26. Naturalism, Minimalism, and the Scope of Nietzsche's Philosophical Psychology

by Paul Katsafanas


XIV. Freud (1856-1939)

27. Bad Faith and Falsehood

by Jean-Paul Sartre

28. Freud

by Sebastian Gardner


XV. Twentieth-Century Developments

29. Analytic and Conversational Philosophy

by Richard Rorty

30. Not Knowing What the Right Hand is Doing: Rorty's "Ambidextrous" Analytic Redescription of Nineteenth-Century Hegelian Philosophy

by Paul Redding


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