Rethinking German Idealism

  • S.J. McGrath
  • Joseph Carew

About this book


The ‘death’ of German Idealism has been decried innumerable times since its revolutionary inception, whether it be by the 19th-century critique of Western metaphysics, phenomenology, contemporary French philosophy, or analytic philosophy. Yet in the face of two hundred years of sustained, extremely rigorous attempts to leave behind its legacy, German Idealism has resisted its philosophical death sentence. For this exact reason it is timely to ask: What remains of German Idealism? In what ways does its fundamental concepts and texts still speak to us? 

Drawing together new and established voices from scholars in Kant, Fichte, Hegel, and Schelling, this volume offers a fresh look at this time-honoured tradition. It uses a myriad of recently developed conceptual tools to present new and challenging theories of its now canonical figures.


German Idealism Kant Fichte Hegel Schelling Metaphysics nature art language transcendental philosoph religion globalization decoloniality technology

Editors and affiliations

  • S.J. McGrath
    • 1
  • Joseph Carew
    • 2
  2. 2.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-53513-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-53514-6
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