Morality, Culture, and History

Morality, Culture, and History : Essays on German Philosophy

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Raymond Geuss has been a distinctive contributor to the analysis and evaluation of German philosophy and to recent debates in ethics. In this new collection he treats a variety of topics in ethics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of history with special reference to the work of Hegel, Nietzsche, and Adorno. Two of the essays in the volume deal with central aspects of the philosophy of Nietzsche. The collection also contains an essay on the history of conceptions of 'culture' and one on the ethics of Ernst Tugendhat. The remaining three essays focus on questions in aesthetics. The volume will be of interest to students of modern philosophy, German intellectual and cultural history, and literary theory.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 145 x 224 x 20mm | 404g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0521632021
  • 9780521632027

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Nietzsche and genealogy; 2. Kultur, Bildung, Geist; 3. Equality and equilibrium in the ethics of Ernst Tugendhat; 4. Theodicy and art; 5. Adorno and Berg; 6. Nietzsche and morality.
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'In these essays, Geuss maintains just the right critical distance from the authors he discusses, while demonstrating intimate familiarity with their writings.' Richard Rorty, Stanford University
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