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Continental Philosophy since 1750 : The Rise and Fall of the Self - Robert C. Solomon

Continental Philosophy since 1750

The Rise and Fall of the Self

Paperback Published: 18th February 1988
ISBN: 9780192892027
Number Of Pages: 222

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The explosion of creative and speculative philosophy that emerged in Europe in the second half of the eighteenth century is a thrilling intellectual adventure story, as well as an essential chapter in the history of philosophy. The main theme of this story is the rise and fall of the Self. The Self in question is no ordinary self - no individual personality nor even one of the many heroic or mock-heroic personalities of the early nineteenth century. The Self is the Transcendental Self, whose nature and ambitions are unprecedently arrogant, cosmic and often obscure. In modest terms, this universal self is human nature. In less modest terms, the Transcendental Self is nothing less than God. This thesis is what Solomon terms the Transcendental Pretence. The book is an accessible introduction to the difficult authors of modern European philosophy. The major figures and movements are treated in an integrated narrative, free of jargon. Included are: The Enlightenment and Romanticism, German Idealism, Kant, Fichte, Schelling and the Romantics, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Feuerbach, Max Bretano, Meinong, Frege, Dilthey, Bergson, Nietzsche, Husserl, Freud, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Hermeneutics, Sartre, Post-Modernism, Structuralism, Foucault and Derrida.

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'An excellent introduction, scholarly, readable and informative.' A. Thatcher, College of St Mark & St John 'it sets out its objectives with clear and persuasive introductory comments ... Professor Solomon writes elegantly and always fascinatingly' TES

Opus General Editorsp. ii
Prologue What Rousseau Found in the Woodsp. 1
Introduction Modern Continental Philosophy And The Transcendental Pretencep. 3
The Discovery of the Self: Rousseaup. 16
The Rise of the Self in German Idealismp. 23
Kant and the German Enlightenmentp. 25
Romancing the Self: Fichte, Schelling Schiller, and Romanticismp. 44
Hegel and the Apotheosis of Self As Spiritp. 56
Beyond Enlightenment The Collapse of the Absolutep. 73
The Self Turned Sour: Schopenhauerp. 75
After Hegel: Kierkegaard, Feuerbach Marxp. 86
The Anti-Transcendental Turn: Logic Empiricism, and the Rise of Relativismp. 99
The Attack on the Self: Nietzsche And Nihilismp. 111
The Self in and for Itself Phenomenology and Beyondp. 127
The Transcendental Reaction: Husserl's Science of the Egop. 129
Two Discontents and Their Civilization Freud and Wittgensteinp. 139
The Self Reinterpreted: Heidegger And Hermeneuticsp. 152
The Self in France: Sartre, Camus De Beauvoir, Merleau-Pontyp. 173
Supplement The End of the Self: Structuralism Post-Modernism, Foucault, And Derridap. 194
Referencesp. 203
Select Bibliographyp. 207
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780192892027
ISBN-10: 0192892029
Series: Opus
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 18th February 1988
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.63 x 12.93  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.17

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