The Twenty-Five Years of Philosophy : A Systematic Reconstruction / Eckart Förster, Eckart Förster.
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- 25 Jahre der Philosophie. English
- Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 
1 online resource (432 p.)
- Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804.
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831.
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- Kant declared that philosophy began in 1781 with his Critique of Pure Reason. In 1806 Hegel announced that philosophy had now been completed. Eckart Förster examines the reasons behind these claims and assesses the steps that led in such a short time from Kant's "beginning" to Hegel's "end." He concludes that, in an unexpected yet significant sense, both Kant and Hegel were indeed right.The Twenty-Five Years of Philosophy follows the unfolding of a key idea during this exceptionally productive period: the Kantian idea that philosophy can be scientific and, consequently, can be completed. Förster's study combines historical research with philosophical insight and leads him to propose a new thesis. The development of Kant's transcendental philosophy in his three Critiques, Förster claims, resulted in a fundamental distinction between "intellectual intuition" and "intuitive understanding." Overlooked until now, this distinction yields two takes on how to pursue philosophy as science after Kant. One line of thought culminates in Fichte's theory of freedom (Wissenschaftslehre), while the other-and here Förster brings Goethe's significance to the fore-results in Goethe's transformation of the Kantian idea of an intuitive understanding in light of Spinoza's third kind of knowledge. Both strands are brought together in Hegel and propel his split from Schelling. Förster's work makes an original contribution to our understanding of the classical era of German philosophy-an expanding interest within the Anglophone philosophical community.
Prologue: A Beginning of Philosophy
PART I. "Kant has given the results..."
1. Kant's "Revolution of the Mode of Thought"
2. Critique and Morals
3. From A to B
4. How to Become a Spinozist
5. From One Make Three
6. The "Critical Enterprise": Complete?
7. The "Critical Enterprise": Incomplete
PART II. "...the premises are still missing"
8. Fichte's "Complete Revolution of the Mode of Thought"
9. Morals and Critique
10. Spiritus sive natura?
11. The Methodology of the Intuitive Understanding
12. Does Philosophy Have a History?
13. Hegel's "Voyages of Discovery": Incomplete
14. Hegel's "Voyages of Discovery": Complete
Epilogue: An End of Philosophy
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- Förster, Eckart, author.
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- 10.4159/harvard.9780674064980 doi
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