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Title: Review of A Short History of German Philosophy by Vittorio Hösle()
Authors: 謝昭銳
Tse, Chiu Yui Plato
Contributors: 哲學系
Keywords: TagsGerman Philosophy;Hegel;History of Being;Husserl;Immanuel Kant;Leibniz;Meister Eckhart;Nicholas of Cusa;Ontology;Paracelsus;Phenomenology;political philosophy;Schopenhauer
TagsGerman Philosophy;Hegel;History of Being;Husserl;Immanuel Kant;Leibniz;Meister Eckhart;Nicholas of Cusa;Ontology;Paracelsus;Phenomenology;political philosophy;Schopenhauer
Date: 2018-01
Issue Date: 2021-04-22 15:31:04 (UTC+8)
Abstract: The task to write a short history of German philosophy is daunting. Hösle approaches this task with erudition, precision and admirable polemical style. Readers should note that Hösle’s account is not meant to be a neutral encyclopaedic one which narrates the entire history of philosophical ideas in the German-speaking world. While his selection and evaluation of certain figures might appear questionable, it would be unfair if one judges it with an expectation of encyclopaedic comprehensiveness. Indeed, it is a specific account representing the German Spirit in a specific way. He gives four criteria for his selection of German philosophers: 1. quality of the philosophical work, 2. influence on subsequent developments in the history of philosophy, 3. whether the work paradigmatically expresses the basic ideas of the time and of German culture and 4. whether the philosopher helps us make sense of the developmental logic of the process of development. Along with the use of the German language, these make up the formal necessary requirements of Hösle’s historiography of German philosophy. On this basis of selection, he identifies a set of material features that characterize the German Spirit, and they are: 1. rationalist theology; 2. a commitment to synthetic a priori knowledge (trust that God created the world in a rational way); 3. a penchant for system-building; 4. grounding ethics in reason not in sentiment and 5. a combination of philosophy and philology. This review consists of two main parts. I will first sum up the line of ideological development given by Hösle, and then I will critique Hösle’s account of the withering of German philosophy and its Spirit.
Relation: Phenomenological Reviews, Vol.4, pp.56
Data Type: article
DOI 連結: https://doi.org/10.19079/pr.4.1.56
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