What are the main philosophies of ethics

From Kant to Schelling

Product details

publishing company
De Gruyter
Published
2018
language
German
pages
1128
Info
1128 pages
ISBN
978-3-11-021694-3

Main description

The traditional interpretation of German idealism assumes a straight line development from Kant via Fichte and the early Schelling to completion in the Hegel system. In his classic work, which is now available in the German translation by Hans-Dieter Gondek, Vetö suggests a different perspective. Starting from Kant, he follows thinking in two ways. The first reading, along a rationality that is becoming more and more perfect, corresponds to the traditional interpretation. The second is to be understood from the point of view of finitude, as it was founded by the late Fichte, and which received its final formulation in Schelling's "late philosophy". This monumental work on German idealism weights and interprets the four main philosophers of German idealism in three parts. All writings are taken into account, with a focus on the problems of metaphysics, morality and the philosophy of religion.

Long text

The traditional interpretation of German idealism assumes a straight line development from Kant via Fichte and the early Schelling to completion in the Hegel system. In his classic work, which is now available in the German translation by Hans-Dieter Gondek, Vetö suggests a different perspective. Starting from Kant, he follows thinking in two ways. The first reading, along a rationality that is becoming more and more perfect, corresponds to the traditional interpretation. The second is to be understood from the point of view of finitude, as it was founded by the late Fichte, and which received its final formulation in Schelling's "late philosophy". This monumental work on German idealism weights and interprets the four main philosophers of German idealism in three parts. All writings are taken into account, with a focus on the problems of metaphysics, morality and the philosophy of religion.

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"The voluminous volume, which is particularly recommended to advanced interested people, is certainly a standard work that deserves careful study. The fact that the book is also written very clearly makes this easier and at the same time also testifies to the author's mastery of the matter ( as well as, it should be expressly emphasized, the translator). "
Till Kinzel in: Informationsmittel (IFB) (2019),http://informationsmittel-fuer-bibliotheken.de/showfile.php?id=10000

About the author

Miklos Vető, Université de Poitiers, France; Hans-Dieter Gondek, Bremen.