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The Genesis of Neo-Kantianism, 1796-1880


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General Introduction: Defining and Re-Examining Neo-Kantianism Part I Introduction: The Lost Tradition 1: Jakob Friedrich Fries and the Birth of Psychologism 2: Johann Friedrich Herbart, Neo-Kantian Metaphysician 3: Friedrich Eduard Beneke, Neo-Kantian Martyr 4: The Interim Years Part II Introduction: The Coming of Age 5: Kuno Fischer, Hegelian Neo-Kantian 6: Eduard Zeller, Neo-Kantian Classicist 7: Rehabilitating Otto Liebmann 8: Jurgen Bona Meyer, Neo-Kantian Skeptic 9: Friedrich Albert Lange, Poet and Materialist Manque 10: The Battle against Pessimism 11: Encounter with Darwinism Part III Introduction: The New Establishment 12: The Young Hermann Cohen 13: Wilhelm Windelband and Normativity 14: The Realism of Alois Riehl Bibliography I: Primary Sources Bibliography II: Secondary Sources

About the Author

Frederick C. Beiser was born and raised in the US, and studied in the UK at Oriel and Wolfson Colleges, Oxford. He also studied in Germany and lived in Berlin for many years, receiving stipends from the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung and the Humboldt Stiftung. He has taught in universities across the US, and is currently Professor of Philosophy at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Beiser is the author of Schiller as Philosopher (OUP, 2005), Diotima's Children (OUP, 2009), The German Historicist Tradition (OUP, 2011), and Late German Idealism (OUP, 2013).


`Neo-Kantianism is enjoying a renaissance in a number of areas. Continuing debates about the fate of Kantian philosophy will benefit greatly from the richness of Beiser's account.' M. Anthony Mills, The Review of Metaphysics `Beiser has the ability to inhabit the philosophical perspective of each thinker to such a remarkable extent.' Lydia Patton, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews Online `Recommended.' Choice `Frederick Beiser's book is a valuable contribution to the revival of neo-Kantian studies characterizing the past few years: a trend that is blowing the dust off this important, yet hitherto neglected chapter of the history of philosophy. The quality of Beiser's writing is excellent throughout, showing mastery of an impressive range of sources and treating with equal competence a variety of topics in epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and philosophy of religion.' Andrea Staiti, Journal of the History of Philosophy

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