German Philosophers


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Keith Thomas: Foreword KantRoger Scruton: 1: Life, works and character 2: The background of Kant's thought 3: The transcendental deduction 4: The logic of illusion 5: The categorical imperative 6: Beauty and design 7: Transcendental philosophy Further reading HegelPeter Singer: Preface 1: Hegel's times and life 2: History with a purpose 3: Freedom and community 4: The odyssey of mind 5: Logic and dialectics 6: Aftermath Note of sources Further reading SchopenhauerChristopher Janaway: 1: Schopenhauer's life and works 2: Within and beyond appearance 3: The world as will and representation 4: Will, body, and the self 5: Character, sex, and the unconscious 6: Art and Ideas 7: Ethics: seeing the world aright 8: Existence and pessimism 9: Schopenhauer's influence Further reading NietzscheMichael Tanner: 1: The image of Nietzsche 2: Tragedy: birth, death, rebirth 3: Disillusionment and withdrawal 4: Morality and its discontents 5: The one thing needful 6: Prophecy 7: Occupying the high ground 8: Masters and slaves 9: Philosophizing with a hammer References Further reading

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Roger Scruton is Visiting Professor at Birkbeck College, University of London. His books include Spinoza, Sexual Desire, and Modern Philosophy, along with several works of fiction. Peter Singer is DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. He is best known for his book Animal Liberation, sometimes called 'the Bible of the modern animal movement'. His other books include Practical Ethics, Hegel, How Are We to Live?, Ethics into Action and A Darwinian Left? He is also the author of the major article on ethics in the current edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Christopher Janaway is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, and author of Self and World in Schopenhauer's Philosophy (1989) and Images of Excellence: Plato's Critique of the Arts (1995). Michael Tanner is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College and a University Lecturer in Philosophy at Cambridge. His publications include A Critical History of Opera (forthcoming) and Wagner (1995).


`Review from previous edition Roger Scruton on Kant: 'Roger Scruton faced perhaps the most intractable task of all in giving an elementary account of Kant's philosophy ... but he does it extremely elegantly and neatly.'' Listener

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