By Frederick C. Beiser

This can be the 1st complete research in English of the German historicist culture. Frederick C. Beiser surveys the foremost German thinkers on historical past from the center of the eighteenth century until eventually the early 20th century, offering an advent to every philosopher and the most matters in analyzing and appraising his concept. the quantity deals new interpretations of recognized philosophers similar to Johann Gottfried Herder and Max Weber, and introduces others who're scarcely recognized in any respect, together with J. A. Chladenius, Justus Moser, Heinrich Rickert, and Emil Lask. past an exploration of the ancient and highbrow context of every philosopher, Beiser illuminates the resources and purposes for the circulate of German historicism--one of the nice revolutions in smooth Western notion, and the resource of our old knowing of the human world.

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