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Rethinking German Idealism


Hudson, W and Moggach, D and Stamm, M, Rethinking German Idealism, Noesis Press, Aurora, Colorado, pp. 120. ISBN 978-1934542484 (2016) [Authored Research Book]


The authors of Rethinking German Idealism contribute to the contemporary re-evaluation of German Idealism by offering new readings of Kant, Schelling and Fichte. Rethinking German Idealism argues that the philosophers known as ‘the German Idealists’ were not always idealists in the conventional sense, and their works need to be re-evaluated on their own terms. Individual chapters show that Kant was productive out of a commonly unregistered conception of philosophy; that Schelling was an aporetic thinker who explored objective difficulties and did not advance the straightforward positions often attributed to him; and that Fichte was an important political philosopher arguing on the basis of the spontaneity of reason. By providing a new view of Kant’s philosophical project, and introducing new ways of reading Schelling and Fichte, the authors argue that all three are important philosophers of freedom, and that the radicalism of their thought is not captured by conventional notions of ‘Idealism’.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:German, Idealism, philosophy, Schelling, Fichte
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Philosophy of religion
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Hudson, W (Professor Wayne Hudson)
ID Code:122092
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-10-31
Last Modified:2017-11-10

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