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Irony and Idealism: Rereading Schlegel, Hegel, and Kierkegaard

Fred Rush


Irony and Idealism investigates the historical and conceptual structure of the development of a philosophically distinctive conception of irony in early- to mid-nineteenth-century European philosophy. The principal figures treated are the romantic thinkers Friedrich Schlegel and Novalis, Hegel, and Kierkegaard. Fred Rush argues that the development of philosophical irony in this historical period is best understood as providing a way forward in philosophy in the wake of Kant and Jacobi that is discrete from, and many times opposed to, German idealism. This book argues, against the grain of rec ... More

Keywords: Schlegel, Novalis, Hegel, Kierkegaard, German idealism, German romanticism, art, social philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199688227
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688227.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fred Rush, author
University of Notre Dame