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The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism

  • Matthew C. Altman


  • German Idealism is one of the most fruitful and influential movements in the history of philosophy

  • This handbook features contributions from some of the best scholars in the field, nearly all of which have never been published prior to this volume

  • Takes a comprehensive approach ranging from the historical context to contemporary reactions, making this a work of high-quality scholarship of essential value for both students and specialists


Part of the The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism book series (PHGI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Matthew C. Altman
      Pages 1-11
  3. Kant

  4. Reactions to Kant

  5. Fichte

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Marina F. Bykova
      Pages 267-285

About this book


The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism features essays from leading scholars on German philosophy. It is the most comprehensive secondary source available, covering not only the full range of work by Kant, Fichte, Schelling and Hegel, but also idealists such as Reinhold and Schopenhauer, critics such as Jacobi, Maimon, and the German Romantics


German Idealism Kant Immanuel Fichte Johann Gottlieb Schelling F. W. J. Hegel G. W. F. German Romanticism classical German philosophy aesthetics Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel german idealism history of philosophy imagination Immanuel Kant Johann Gottlieb Fichte liberty philosophy Plato Schopenhauer

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew C. Altman
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Washington UniversityUSA

About the editors

Frederick C. Beiser, Syracuse University, USA William F. Bristow, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA Marina F. Bykova, North Carolina State University, USA Cynthia D. Coe, Central Washington University, USA Alix Cohen, University of Edinburgh, UK Benjamin D. Crowe, University of Utah, USA Lara Denis, Agnes Scott College, USA J. M. Fritzman, Lewis and Clark College, USA George di Giovanni, McGill University, Montréal, Canada Kien-how Goh is an independent scholar Iain Hamilton Grant, University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol, UK Christina M. Gschwandtner, Fordham University, USA Paul Guyer, Brown University, USA Steven Hoeltzel, James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA David James, University of Warwick, UK Bruce Matthews, Bard College Faculty, USA Elizabeth Millán, DePaul University in Chicago, USA Steve Naragon, Manchester University, Indiana, USA Frederick Neuhouser, Barnard College, Columbia University, USA Andreja Novakovic, College of William and Mary, USA Stephen R. Palmquist, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Kristin Parvizian, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Terry Pinkard, Georgetown University, USA Timothy Rosenkoetter, Dartmouth College, USA Sally Sedgwick, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Devin Zane Shaw teaches at the University of Ottawa, Canada Allen Speight, Boston University, USA Peter Thielke, Claremont Colleges, USA Michael Vater, Marquette University in Milwaukee, USA Ben Vilhauer, CUNY City College, USA Violetta L. Waibel, University of Vienna, Austria Brian Watkins, Duke University, USA Robert Wicks, University of Auckland, New Zealand Jason M. Wirth, Seattle University, USA Allen Wood, Indiana University, USA Slavoj i ek, University of London, UK Günter Zöller, University of Munich, Germany

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