Tag: Intellectual History


  • Early German Philosophy: Kant and His Predecessors

    - Beck, Lewis White, Early German Philosophy. Kant and His Predecessors, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1969.
    From review: “It is not very fashionable to write general “national” histories of philosophy. In 1946 H. W. Schneider published his history of American philosophy, while E. Garin’s history of Italian philosophy appeared in 1947; A.… More
  • Kant’s Political Thought: Its Origins and Development

    - Sauer, Hans, Kant’s Political Thought: Its Origins and Development, trans. E.B. Ashton, University of Chicago Press, 1973.
    From a review: For a civilization to build upon the human relationships of men and women it must  at least include the mechanism of decision-making that not only ensures a non-violence means of resolving conflicts but also enhances the general ends of the… More
  • The Fate of Reason: German Philosophy from Kant to Fichte

    - Beiser, F.C. The Fate of Reason: German Philosophy from Kant to Fichte, Cambridge University Press, 1987.
    Excerpt: “During the period between Kant’s first Kritik and Fichte’s first Wissenschaftslehre (1781-1794),  full also furs and devoted themselves to a single fundamental problem. They returned again and again to this problem, though it… More
  • Immanuel Kant by Pierre Hassner

    - Hassner, Pierre “Immanuel Kant." Ed. Leo Strauss and Joseph Cropsey, The History of Political Philosophy. University of Chicago Press, 1987.
    Excerpt: “Kant has given politics a place both central and derivative in his philosophy. In his 3 chief works (Critique of Pure Reason, 1781; Critique of Practical Reason, 1788; Critique of Judgment, 1790) he speaks of politics rarely and only by… More
  • The Genesis of Kant’s Critique of Judgment

    - Zammito, John, The Genesis of Kant's Critique of Judgement, University of Chicago Press, 1992.
    From the publisher: In this philosophically sophisticated and historically significant work, John H. Zammito reconstructs Kant’s composition of The Critique of Judgment and reveals that it underwent three major transformations before publication. He… More
  • Between Kant and Hegel: Lectures on German Idealism

    - D. Henrich, Between Kant and Hegel: Lectures on German Idealism, Harvard University Press, Boston, 2008.
    From the publisher: Electrifying when first delivered in 1973, legendary in the years since, Dieter Henrich’s lectures on German Idealism were the first contact a major German philosopher had made with an American audience since the onset of World War… More