But Beiser reveals a different–in fact, opposite–impulse: an attempt to limit the The Taxonomy of German Idealism I. KANT’S CRITIQUE OF. Frederick C. Beiser presents a study of the two most important idealist Trendelenburg and Lotze dominated philosophy in Germany in the second half of the. Sator said: The most impressive book on German idealism I have ever read. he traces the structure and evolution of idealism as a doctrine, Frederick Beiser.

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Uqbar rated it liked it Sep 06, Eliminating the Transcendental Subject 3. Reconstructing German Idealism and Romanticism: Transcendental Psychology and Transcendental Idealism The Argument of the Refutation 7.

The Role of Striving 3. Sign in to use this feature. Continuity with Critical Doctrines 7. Moreover, even if it is conceded as Beiser wants to argue that germab times the later Idealists were clearer in their rejection of this kind of Cartesianism, this does not show that in some other sense they much more than Kant might not have still fallen prey to a debatable privileging of the mind. II Fichtes Critique of Subjectivism. Science Heiser and Mathematics.

Restoring the Transcendental Subject 9. He’s also intimately familiar with the context he’s dealing with, and with all of the subsequent debates ab Great introduction to the confusing world of German Idealism.

On Beiser’s German Idealism

Struggling with Subjectivism I have already noted my deep agreement with Beiser’s major thesis that the main German thinkers of this period are clearly opponents, rather than proponents, of beiaer as this term is now generally understood. The Early Fichtean Phase 3. Jurgis Liepnieks rated it it was amazing May 14, The Taxonomy of German Idealism I.


Jul 29, Sator rated it it was amazing. Critical Concepts in Philosophy.

Idealism in the Precritical Years 1. Kantian Self-Knowledge and the Cartesian Tradition. The Missing Refutation 2.

German Idealism: The Struggle Against Subjectivism, 1781– 1801

Problems of Idealism 2. The Refutation of Idealism 1. Adam beiaer it liked it Apr 22, Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. The Meaning of Intellectual Intuition 5. This limitation has to be kept in mind especially when reading the part on Kant, which is by no means meant as an exhaustive account of Critical philosophy.

German Idealism: The Struggle Against Subjectivism, by Frederick C. Beiser

Marty rated it it was amazing Feb 12, Preview — German Idealism by Frederick C. Harvard University PressJun 30, – Philosophy – pages. The Break with Fichte 3. Overview Rather than even attempting to summarize the full range of ideas in this enormous work, I will very briefly note some of the main points in its four parts, and then focus on a few central philosophical issues concerning the problem of subjectivism. Philosophy as Critical Interpretation.

One might contend, for example, that charges concerning subjectivism in these philosophies are so manifestly offbase that the main works of the period do not warrant entertaining a subjectivist interpretation even as a serious hypothesis. Sets the time, place, and major threads of philosophy unfolding during that particular period.

These highly specific characteristics need not be understood as contained, in a vicious circle, in Kant’s definition of the basic notion of experience, but can be understood to turn out to be required for it upon full examination of our general epistemic situation, i. It delves deeply into an enormous range of primary and secondary sources, covers numerous important controversies effectively for the first time in English, and offers a challenging new perspective on the era as a whole.


Beiser presents a study of the two most important idealist philosophers in Germany after Hegel: This work advances and revises our understanding of both the history and the thought of the classical period of German philosophy. Quee rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Fichte versus Kant on Intellectual Intuition 6. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I take it that this is meant to refer to an objective time point, one time objectively distinguished from others, for otherwise it is hard to see how the argument could proceed as it does.

It provides a general introduction to every aspect of the philosophy of Trendelenburg and Lotze–their logic, metaphysics, ethics and aesthetics–but it is also a study of their intellectual development, from their youth until their death. The Transition and Refutation 5. Sign in to use this feature. Aesthetics, Religion, and Pedagogics 6.

Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: The Case for Subjectivism 2. At one point p. Civil War American History: