Schiller as Philosopher

Schiller as Philosopher : A Re-Examination

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Fred Beiser, renowned as one of the world's leading historians of German philosophy, presents a brilliant new study of Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805), rehabilitating him as a philosopher worthy of serious attention. Beiser shows, in particular, that Schiller's engagement with Kant is far more subtle and rewarding than is often portrayed. Promising to be a landmark in the study of German thought, Schiller as Philosopher will be compulsory reading for any
philosopher, historian, or literary scholar engaged with the key developments of this fertile period.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 155 x 234 x 16mm | 470g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199532311
  • 9780199532315
  • 84,330

Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. Early Philosophy ; 2. An Objective Aesthetic ; 3. Grace and Dignity ; 4. Argument and Context of the Asthetische Briefe ; 5. Dispute with Kant ; 6. Autonomy versus Enlightenment ; 7. The Philosophy of Freedom ; 8. Theory of Tragedy ; Appendix 1: Rhetoric and Philosophy in Schiller's Essays ; Appendix 2: The Neo-Kantian Interpretation of Schiller ; Bibliography ; Index
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...Beiser's championing of Schiller as a philosopher puts much other critical literature to shame. Its perspicacity and its lucidity are very welcome. * Paul Bishop Seminar *
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