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  1. The fate of reason: German philosophy from Kant to Fichte.Frederick C. Beiser - 1987 - Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
    The Fate of Reason is the first general history devoted to the period between Kant and Fichte, one of the most revolutionary and fertile in modern philosophy.
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    German Idealism: The Struggle Against Subjectivism, 1781–1801.Frederick C. Beiser - 2002 - Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
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  3. Hegel.Frederick C. Beiser - 2002 - London: Routledge.
    Hegel is one of the major philosophers of the nineteenth century. Many of the major philosophical movements of the twentieth century - from existentialism to analytic philosophy - grew out of reactions against Hegel. He is also one of the hardest philosophers to understand and his complex ideas, though rewarding, are often misunderstood. In this magisterial and lucid introduction, Frederick Beiser covers every major aspect of Hegel's thought. He places Hegel in the historical context of nineteenth-century Germany whilst clarifying the (...)
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    The Genesis of Neo-Kantianism, 1796-1880.Frederick C. Beiser - 2014 - Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
    Neo-Kantianism was an important movement in German philosophy of the late 19th century: Frederick Beiser traces its development back to the late 18th century, and explains its rise as a response to three major developments in German culture: the collapse of speculative idealism; the materialism controversy; and the identity crisis of philosophy.
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  5. The German historicist tradition.Frederick C. Beiser - 2011 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    This is the first full study in English of the German historicist tradition. Frederick C. Beiser surveys the major German thinkers on history from the middle of the eighteenth century until the early twentieth century, providing an introduction to each thinker and the main issues in interpreting and appraising his thought. The volume offers new interpretations of well-known philosophers such as Johann Gottfried Herder and Max Weber, and introduces others who are scarcely known at all, including J. A. Chladenius, Justus (...)
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    The Fate of Reason.Frederick C. Beiser - 1987 - Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
    The Fate of Reason is the first general history devoted to the period between Kant and Fichte, one of the most revolutionary and fertile in modern philosophy. The philosophers of this time broke with the two central tenets of the modem Cartesian tradition: the authority of reason and the primacy of epistemology. They also witnessed the decline of the Aufkldrung, the completion of Kant's philosophy, and the beginnings of post-Kantian idealism. Thanks to Beiser we can newly appreciate the influence of (...)
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    Diotima's children: German aesthetic rationalism from Leibniz to Lessing.Frederick C. Beiser - 2009 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Diotima's Children is a re-examination of the rationalist tradition of aesthetics which prevailed in Germany in the late seventeenth and eighteenth century.
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    Weltschmerz: Pessimism in German Philosophy, 1860–1900.Frederick C. Beiser - 2016 - Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press UK.
    Weltschmerz is a study of the pessimism that dominated German philosophy in the second half of the nineteenth century. Pessimism was essentially the theory that life is not worth living, and was introduced into German philosophy by Schopenhauer. Frederick C. Beiser examines the intense and long controversy that arose from Schopenhauer's pessimism, which changed the agenda of philosophy in Germany away from the logic of the sciences and toward an examination of the value of life. He examines the major defenders (...)
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    Hermann Cohen: An Intellectual Biography.Frederick C. Beiser - 2018 - Oxford University Press.
    This book is the first complete intellectual biography of Hermann Cohen and the only work to cover all his major philosophical and Jewish writings. Frederick C. Beiser pays special attention to all phases of Cohen's intellectual development, its breaks and its continuities, throughout seven decades. The guiding goal behind Cohen's intellectual career, he argues, was the development of a radical rationalism, one committed to defending the rights of unending enquiry and unlimited criticism. Cohen's philosophy was therefore an attempt to defend (...)
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    After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900.Frederick C. Beiser - 2014 - Princeton: Princeton University Press.
    Histories of German philosophy in the nineteenth century typically focus on its first half--when Hegel, idealism, and Romanticism dominated. By contrast, the remainder of the century, after Hegel's death, has been relatively neglected because it has been seen as a period of stagnation and decline. But Frederick Beiser argues that the second half of the century was in fact one of the most revolutionary periods in modern philosophy because the nature of philosophy itself was up for grabs and the very (...)
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    Schiller as philosopher: a re-examination.Frederick C. Beiser - 2005 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    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 (...)
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    Enlightenment, Revolution, and Romanticism: The Genesis of Modern German Political Thought, 1790–1800.Frederick C. Beiser - 1992 - Harvard University Press.
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    Late German Idealism: Trendelenburg and Lotze.Frederick C. Beiser - 2013 - New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
    Frederick C. Beiser presents the first book to be written on two of the most important idealist philosophers in Germany after Hegel: Adolf Trendelenburg and Rudolf Lotze. Beiser addresses every aspect of their philosophy-- logic, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics--and traces their intellectual development from their youth until their death.
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    The Romantic Imperative.Frederick C. Beiser - 2003 - Harvard University Press.
    The Early Romantics met resistance from artists and academics alike in part because they defied the conventional wisdom that philosophy and the arts must be kept separate. Indeed, as the literary component of Romanticism has been studied and celebrated in recent years, its philosophical aspect has receded from view. This book, by one of the most respected scholars of the Romantic era, offers an explanation of Romanticism that not only restores but enhances understanding of the movement's origins, development, aims, and (...)
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    German idealism: the struggle against subjectivism, 1781-1801 /Frederick C. Beiser.Frederick C. Beiser - 2002 - Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
    One of the very few accounts in English of German idealism, this ambitious work advances and revises our understanding of both the history and the thought of the classical period of German philosophy. As he traces the structure and evolution of idealism as a doctrine, Frederick Beiser exposes a strong objective, or realist, strain running from Kant to Hegel and identifies the crucial role of the early romantics—Hölderlin, Schlegel, and Novalis—as the founders of absolute idealism.
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    Theoretical Philosophy, 1755-1770.Frederick C. Beiser, Immanuel Kant, David Walford & Ralf Meerbote - 1995 - Philosophical Review 104 (2):277.
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    The Fate of Reason: German Philosophy from Kant to Fichte.Karl Ameriks & Frederick C. Beiser - 1989 - Philosophical Review 98 (3):398.
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    The sovereignty of reason: the defense of rationality in the early English Enlightenment.Frederick C. Beiser - 1996 - Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
    The Sovereignty of Reason is a survey of the rule of faith controversy in seventeenth-century England. It examines the arguments by which reason eventually became the sovereign standard of truth in religion and politics, and how it triumphed over its rivals: Scripture, inspiration, and apostolic tradition. Frederick Beiser argues that the main threat to the authority of reason in seventeenth-century England came not only from dissident groups but chiefly from the Protestant theology of the Church of England. The triumph of (...)
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    Philosophy of Life: German Lebensphilosophie 1870-1920.Frederick C. Beiser - 2023 - Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press.
    This book is an account of the philosophical movement named Lebensphilosophie, which flourished at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. There many philosophers who participated in the movement, but this book concentrates on the three most important: Friedrich Nietzsche, Wilhelm Dilthey and Georg Simmel. The movement was called Lebensphilosophie—literally, philosophy of life—because its main interest was not life as a biological phenomenon but life as it is lived by human beings. They regarded human life (...)
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  20. German Idealism. The Struggle against Subjectivism 1781-1801.Frederick C. Beiser - 2004 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 66 (2):354-356.
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    David Friedrich Strauss, Father of Unbelief: An Intellectual Biography.Frederick C. Beiser - 2020 - Oxford University Press.
    David Friedrich Strauss is a central figure in 19th century intellectual history. The first major source for the loss of faith in Christianity in Germany, his work Das Leben Jesu was the most scandalous publication in Germany during his time. His book was a critique of the claims to historical truth of the New Testament, which had been the mainstay of Protestantism since the Reformation. As the father of unbelief, his critique of Christianity preceded that of Nietzsche, Marx, Feuerbach, and (...)
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  22. The Cambridge Companion to Hegel.Frederick C. Beiser (ed.) - 1993 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Few thinkers are more controversial in the history of philosophy than Hegel. He has been dismissed as a charlatan and obscurantist, but also praised as one of the greatest thinkers in modern philosophy. No one interested in philosophy can afford to ignore him. This volume considers all the major aspects of Hegel's work: epistemology, logic, ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of history, philosophy of religion. Special attention is devoted to problems in the interpretation of Hegel: the unity of the Phenomenology (...)
  23. Normativity in Neo‐Kantianism: Its Rise and Fall.Frederick C. Beiser - 2009 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 17 (1):9 – 27.
    This article discusses the historical background to the concept of normativity which has a wide use in contemporary philosophy. It locates the origin of that concept in the Southwestern Neo-Kantian school, the writings of Windelband, Rickert and Lask. The Southwestern school made the concept of normativity central to epistemology, ethics and the interpretation of German idealism. It was their solution to the threats of psycologism and historicism. However, Windelband, Rickert and Lask found difficulties with the concept which eventually forced them (...)
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  24. Hegel and Naturphilosophie.Frederick C. Beiser - 2003 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 34 (1):135-147.
    Against current non-metaphysical interpretations, I argue that Naturphilosophie is central to Hegel’s philosophy. This is so for three reasons. First, it was crucial to Hegel’s program to create a holistic culture. Second, Naturphilosophie is pivotal to absolute idealism, Hegel’s characteristic philosophical doctrine. Third, the idea of organic development, so central to Naturphilosophie, is pervasive throughout Hegel’s system. This idea is essential to Hegel’s concepts of spirit, dialectic, and identity-in-difference. Finally, I take issue with the neo-Kantian critique of Hegel’s Naturphilosophie on (...)
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    “Morality” in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit.Frederick C. Beiser - 2009 - In Kenneth R. Westphal (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. Oxford, UK: Wiley‐Blackwell. pp. 209–225.
    This chapter contains sections titled: The Context of “Morality” The Moral Worldview Dissemblance and Displacement Conscience The Beautiful Soul References Further Reading.
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  26. The Cambridge Companion to Hegel and Nineteenth-Century Philosophy.Frederick C. Beiser (ed.) - 2008 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    The Cambridge Companion to Hegel and Nineteenth-Century Philosophy examines Hegel within his broader historical and philosophical contexts. Covering all major aspects of Hegel's philosophy, the volume provides an introduction to his logic, epistemology, philosophy of mind, social and political philosophy, philosophy of nature and aesthetics. It includes essays by an internationally recognised team of Hegel scholars. The volume begins with Terry Pinkard's article on Hegel's life, a conspectus of his biography on Hegel. It also explores some topics much neglected in (...)
     
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    Hegel, A Non-Metaphysician? A Polemic Review of H T Engelhardt and Terry Pinkard , Hegel Reconsidered.Frederick C. Beiser - 1995 - Hegel Bulletin 16 (2):1-13.
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    Response to Pinkard.Frederick C. Beiser - 1996 - Hegel Bulletin 17 (2):21-26.
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    Romanticism.Frederick C. Beiser - 2003 - In Randall Curren (ed.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Education. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 130–142.
    This chapter contains sections titled: A Romantic Philosophy of Education? The Romantic Ideal of Bildung The Enlightenment and Educational Reform The Romantic Revolt Human versus Political Education The Role of the Arts in Education.
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    Index.Frederick C. Beiser - 1996 - In The sovereignty of reason: the defense of rationality in the early English Enlightenment. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. pp. 329-333.
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    Preface.Frederick C. Beiser - 1996 - In The sovereignty of reason: the defense of rationality in the early English Enlightenment. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
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    Hegel and Ranke: A Re‐examination.Frederick C. Beiser - 2011 - In Stephen Houlgate & Michael Baur (eds.), A Companion to Hegel. Malden, MA: Wiley‐Blackwell. pp. 332–350.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Ranke's Troubling Legacy Ranke's Methodology The Secret Fellowship Hidden Differences Ranke's Polemic against Hegel Hegel's Attack on Ranke and Niebuhr.
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  33. Books available.Frederick C. Beiser, Wolfgang Benhabib, John McCole, Bernard Berofsky, Robert H. Blank & Andre L. Bonnicksen - 1996 - Auslegung 21.
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    Bowie on Schelling.Frederick C. Beiser - 1994 - Hegel Bulletin 15 (2):1-5.
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    Contents.Frederick C. Beiser - 1996 - In The sovereignty of reason: the defense of rationality in the early English Enlightenment. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
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    CHAPTER 4. Cambridge Platonism.Frederick C. Beiser - 1996 - In The sovereignty of reason: the defense of rationality in the early English Enlightenment. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. pp. 134-183.
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    CHAPTER 5. Enthusiasmus Triumphatus.Frederick C. Beiser - 1996 - In The sovereignty of reason: the defense of rationality in the early English Enlightenment. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. pp. 184-219.
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    CHAPTER 7. Ethical Rationalism.Frederick C. Beiser - 1996 - In The sovereignty of reason: the defense of rationality in the early English Enlightenment. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. pp. 266-322.
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    CONCLUSION. Faith in Reason.Frederick C. Beiser - 1996 - In The sovereignty of reason: the defense of rationality in the early English Enlightenment. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. pp. 323-328.
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    CHAPTER 2. Hooker's Defense of Reason.Frederick C. Beiser - 1996 - In The sovereignty of reason: the defense of rationality in the early English Enlightenment. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. pp. 46-83.
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    CHAPTER 1. The Protestant Challenge.Frederick C. Beiser - 1996 - In The sovereignty of reason: the defense of rationality in the early English Enlightenment. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. pp. 20-45.
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    CHAPTER 3. The Great Tew Circle.Frederick C. Beiser - 1996 - In The sovereignty of reason: the defense of rationality in the early English Enlightenment. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. pp. 84-133.
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    CHAPTER 6. Toland and the Deism Controversy.Frederick C. Beiser - 1996 - In The sovereignty of reason: the defense of rationality in the early English Enlightenment. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. pp. 220-265.
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    Early Romanticism and the Aufklärung.Frederick C. Beiser - 1996 - In James Schmidt (ed.), What is Enlightenment?: Eighteenth-Century Answers and Twentieth-Century Questions. University of California Press.
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    Frederick C. Beiser: Late German Idealism. Trendelenburg & Lotze.Frederick C. Beiser & Wolfgang Schaffarzyk - 2014 - Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 67 (4):381-387.
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    INTRODUCTION. The Problem of the English Enlightenment.Frederick C. Beiser - 1996 - In The sovereignty of reason: the defense of rationality in the early English Enlightenment. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. pp. 1-19.
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    Johann Friedrich Herbart: Grandfather of Analytic Philosophy.Frederick C. Beiser - 2022 - Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
    "This book is an intellectual biography of Johann Friedrich, who was one of the most famous philosophers in early 19th century Germany. Herbart was trained in the German idealist tradition under Fichte, but he eventually broke with Fichte and major idealist doctrines. His own philosophy was opposed to the idealist tradition in important respects: he defended a dualism between the factual and normative; he was an ontological pluralist rather than monist; and he accepted crucial Kantian dualisms that had been rejected (...)
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    L’humanisme de Schiller.Frederick C. Beiser - 2022 - Les Cahiers Philosophiques de Strasbourg 52:27-39.
    Cet article avance l’idée selon laquelle l’humanisme schillérien doit se comprendre dans la tradition de l’anthropologie philosophique de la Karlschule. À partir d’un examen du kantisme de Schiller et en s’intéressant aux concepts d’humanisme religieux, d’autonomie, de providence, d’immanence et de transcendance, on en vient à la conclusion générale que Schiller fut un des premiers humanistes de la tradition allemande à affranchir l’éthique de la religion. À cet égard, Schiller peut être considéré comme le précurseur de penseurs radicaux venus après (...)
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    The Context and Problematic of Post‐Kantian Philosophy.Frederick C. Beiser - 2017 - In Simon Critchley & William R. Schroeder (eds.), A Companion to Continental Philosophy. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 19–34.
    Usually, the history of philosophy in the first two decades after the publication of the Kritik der reinen Vernunft (Critique of Pure Reason) in May 1781 is seen as little more than commentary upon and criticism of Kant's classic text. It is chiefly a story about how Kant's successors tried to defend and systematize, or criticize and dismember, his philosophy. The main theme of this story is the central outstanding problem of Kant's philosophy: the transcendental deduction, the problem of the (...)
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  50. Two female pessimists.Frederick C. Beiser - 2023 - In Kristin Gjesdal (ed.), The Oxford handbook of nineteenth-century women philosophers in the German tradition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
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