The Cambridge History of Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century (1790-1870)

The Cambridge History of Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century (1790-1870)

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The latest volume in the Cambridge Histories of Philosophy series, The Cambridge History of Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century (1790-1870) brings together twenty-nine leading experts in the field and covers the years 1790-1870. Their twenty-eight chapters provide a comprehensive survey of the period, organizing the material topically. After a brief editor's introduction, the book begins with three chapters surveying the background of nineteenth-century philosophy: followed by two on logic and mathematics, two on nature and natural science, five on mind and language (including psychology, the human sciences and aesthetics), four on ethics, three on religion, seven on society (including chapters on the French Revolution, the decline of natural right, political economy and social discontent), and three on history, which deal with historical method, speculative theories of history and the history of philosophy.
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  • Hardback | 1006 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 55mm | 1,440g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0521772737
  • 9780521772730
  • 1,865,504

Table of contents

Introduction Allen W. Wood; Part I. Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century: 1. The Kantian aftermath: reaction and revolution in German philosophy Robert Pippin; 2. The social conditions of philosophy in the nineteenth century Terry Pinkard; 3. The unity of reason and the diversity of life: the idea of a system in Kant and nineteenth-century philosophy Rolf-Peter Horstmann; Part II. Logic and Mathematics: 4. Attempts to rethink logic Jeremy Heis; 5. Some developments in the philosophy of mathematics, 1790-1870 Janet Folina; Part III. Nature: 6. Conceptions of the natural worlds, 1790-1870 Alexander Rueger; 7. Natural sciences Philippe Huneman; Part IV. Mind, Language, and Culture: 8. Psychology Gary Hatfield; 9. Language Michael N. Forster; 10. The emergence of the human sciences from the moral sciences Rudolf Makkreel; 11. The beautiful and the good: aesthetics, 1790-1870 Paul Guyer; Part V. Ethics: 12. Autonomy and the self as the basis of morality Bernard Reginster; 13. Ethics and the social good John Skorupski; 14. Moral epistemology Jerome B. Schneewind and Allen W. Wood; 15. Antimoralism Allen W. Wood; Part VI. Religion: 16. Challenges to religion in the nineteenth century Van A. Harvey; 17. Three types of speculative religion Stephen Crites; 18. The defense of traditional religion, 1790-1870 James C. Livingston; Part VII. Society: 19. Philosophical responses to the French Revolution Frederick C. Beiser and Pamela Edwards; 20. The decline of natural right Jeremy Waldron; 21. Conceptions of society in nineteenth-century social thought Frederick Neuhouser; 22. Nineteenth-century political economy Debra Satz; 23. The nation state Erica Benner; 24. Nineteenth-century ideals: self-culture and the religion of humanity Daniel Brudney; 25. Social dissatisfaction and social change Christine Blaettler; Part VIII. History: 26. Philosophizing about history: the method of Zusammenhang Laurence Dickey; 27. Philosophy of history: the German tradition from Herder to Marx John Zammito; 28. The history of philosophy Michael N. Forster.
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'The Cambridge History of Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century (1790-1870) has done an admirable job in presenting diversity without taking any partisan point of view with regard to any supposed essence in that century. Accordingly, this book is a welcome addition to the library of any scholar interested in the nineteenth century.' Dennis Vanden Auweele, Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 'It is often said about a book that 'it will become a standard reference' for people working in a philosophical field of study ... The Cambridge History of Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century (1790-1870) is one of those rare cases for which that saying actually holds. Spectacular in its form and content, this massive volume of almost a thousand pages covers various aspects of the development of European philosophy in the period from 1790 to 1870 ... a truly invaluable tool (a 'standard reference') for anyone studying or researching the enormously complex nineteenth-century philosophical landscape ... [this book] is a monumental scholarly achievement and deserves to be wholeheartedly applauded for the amazingly rich information it offers the student of nineteenth century philosophy. The two editors have done a brilliant job in organizing a massive amount of material, and the authors of the twenty-eight essays have, with absolutely no exception, produced first-rate results.' Philosophy in Review
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About Allen W. Wood

Allen W. Wood is Ruth Norman Halls Professor at Indiana University and Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, California. His recent book publications include Karl Marx (2004) and Kantian Ethics (Cambridge, 2008). He has also edited and translated numerous works of philosophy and published extensively in academic journals. Songsuk Susan Hahn is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Universite Concordia in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She has also held teaching appointments at The Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, Massachusetts and The American University of Paris, France. She is the author of Contradiction in Motion: Hegel's Organic Concept of Life and Value (2007).
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