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Titel: Being After Rousseau: Philosophy and Culture...
Verlag: University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket
Art des Buches: Used
First English edition. Slightly marked cloth hardcover with lightly bumped foot of spine. No dust jacket. Pages are clean, binding remains intact, contents are clear. T. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 425600
Inhaltsangabe: In Being after Rousseau, Richard L. Velkley presents Jean-Jacques Rousseau as the founder of a modern European tradition of reflection on the relation of philosophy to culture - a reflection that calls both into question. Tracing this tradition from Rousseau to Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Schelling, and Martin Heidegger, Velkley shows late modern philosophy as a series of ultimately unsuccessful attempts to resolve the dichotomies between nature and society, culture and civilization, and philosophy and society that Rousseau brought to the fore. The Rousseauian tradition begins, for Velkley, with Rousseau's criticism of modern political philosophy. Although the German Idealists such as Schelling accepted much of Rousseau's critique, they believed, unlike Rousseau, that human wholeness could be attained at the level of society and history. Heidegger and Nietzsche questioned this claim, but followed both Rousseau and the Idealists in their vision of the philosopher-poet striving to recover an original wholeness that the history of reason has distorted.
Rezension: "I know of no more perceptive and learned commentator on the infrastructure of the development from Rousseau through Kant and German Idealism to Nietzsche and Heidegger than Richard Velkley. This integrated collection of essays is essential reading for everyone who is interested in the ramifications of Rousseau's distinction between culture and civilization as well as in his grounding contribution to the modern conception of the historical nature of reason." - Stanley Rosen, Boston University
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