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Late German Idealism: Trendelenburg and Lotze

Frederick C. Beiser


This book attempts to provide the general reader with an introduction to the philosophies of Trendelenburg and Lotze, who were the two most influential philosophers in Germany in the second half of the nineteenth century. It discusses their main works in the context of their intellectual development and the culture of their age. Trendelenburg and Lotze attempted to uphold the legacy of the idealist tradition in the new scientific age. While they rejected the a priori methodology of Fichte, Schelling and Hegel, they attempted to base an idealist metaphysics upon the results of the new natural s ... More

Keywords: Normativity, teleology, mechanism, naturalism, materialism, spiritualism, idealism, realism, third alternative

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199682959
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682959.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frederick C. Beiser, author
Syracuse University, New York