This book is a comprehensive introduction to German philosophy, from Kant to the present day. The book focuses on the key figures and major texts. Separate chapters are devoted to Kant, Hegel, Schelling, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Heidegger. Roberts also deals extensively with the Marxist tradition, with chapters on Feuerbach, Lukács, and Adorno.
The author argues that Kant may be seen as the principal source of modern metaphysics, and his heirs as branching off into two opposing streams. This approach enables Roberts to trace some of the underlying connections and oppositions between the major figures of German thought.
Written in a lively and accessible style, German Philosophy will be of interest to students of philosophy, social sciences, and European thought and literature.
Paperback | $26.99
Published by Humanity Books Dec 28, 1998| 304 Pages| 6 x 9| ISBN 9781573925167
“For a demonstration that it is possible to write sensitively as well as boldly about Continental Philosophy one need look no further than Roberts’s superb German Philosophy. … [It is] a masterpiece of lucid compression. … he writes with elegance and precision. … It is an exceptional achievement.”