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The Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

Edited by Alison Stone

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This volume begins with the rise of German Idealism and Romanticism, traces the developments of naturalism, positivism, and materialism and of later-century attempts to combine idealist and naturalist modes of thought.

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Introduction: Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century, Alison Stone
1. The New Spinozism, George di Giovanni
2. The Absolute in German Romanticism and Idealism, Dalia T. Nassar
3. The Question of Romanticism, Judith Norman and Alistair Welchman
4. The Hermeneutic Turn in Philosophy of Nature in the Nineteenth Century, Philippe Huneman
5. Idealism and Naturalism in the Nineteenth Century, Sebastian Gardner
6. Darwinism and Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century: The 'Whole of Metaphysics'?, Gregory Moore
7. Faith and Knowledge, George Pattison
8. Philosophising History: Distinguishing History as a Discipline, James Connelly
9. Genealogy as Immanent Critique: Working from the Inside, Robert Guay
10. Embodiment: Conceptions of the Lived Body from Maine de Biran to Bergson, Mark Sinclair
11. The Unconscious in the German Philosophy and Psychology of the Nineteenth Century, Günter Gödde (translated from the German by Ciaran Cronin)
12. Individuality, Radical Politics, and the Metaphor of the Machine, Alex Zakaras
13. The Rise of the Social, William Outhwaite
14. Theory and Practice of Revolution in the Nineteenth Century, Paul Blackledge
15. Nihilism in the Nineteenth Century, Michael Gillespie
16. Repetition and Recurrence: Putting Metaphysics in Motion, Clare Carlisle
17. Nineteenth-Century Philosophy in the Twentieth Century and Beyond, Andrew Bowie
Notes on contributors

About the Author

Alison Stone is Reader in European Philosophy at Lancaster University.


This is a stimulating and highly informative collection of articles, giving us a very clear view of the philosophical significance of the nineteenth century, and its central issues and disputes. Anyone with interests in this field should find it worthwhile, and I recommend it highly.
- Professor Robert Stern, the University of Sheffield

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