By Frederick C. Beiser
This is often the 1st complete examine in English of the German historicist culture. Frederick C. Beiser surveys the key German thinkers on background from the center of the eighteenth century till the early 20th century, offering an creation to every philosopher and the most concerns in studying and appraising his proposal. the amount bargains new interpretations of famous philosophers reminiscent of Johann Gottfried Herder and Max Weber, and introduces others who're scarcely recognized in any respect, together with J. A. Chladenius, Justus Moser, Heinrich Rickert, and Emil Lask. past an exploration of the old and highbrow context of every philosopher, Beiser illuminates the resources and purposes for the circulate of German historicism--one of the good revolutions in smooth Western concept, and the resource of our ancient figuring out of the human world.
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