Rediscovering Leon Brunschvicg's Critical Idealism

Philosophy, History and Science in the Third Republic
 
 
Bloomsbury Academic (Verlag)
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  • Hardcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-1-350-17167-1 (ISBN)
 
Leon Brunschvicg's contribution to philosophical thought in fin-de-siecle France receives full explication in the first English-language study on his work. Arguing that Brunschvicg is crucial to understanding the philosophical schools which took root in 20th-century France, Pietro Terzi locates Brunschvicg alongside his contemporary Henri Bergson, as well as the range of thinkers he taught and influenced, including Levinas, Merleau-Ponty, de Beauvoir, and Sartre. Brunschvicg's deep engagement with debates concerning spiritualism and rationalism, neo-Kantian philosophy, and the role of mathematics in philosophy made him the perfect supervisor for a whole host of nascent philosophical ideas which were forming in the work of his students.

Terzi outlines Brunchvicg's defence of neo-Kantian judgement, historical analysis and the inextricability of the natural and humanist sciences to any rigorous system of philosophy, with wide-ranging implications for contemporary scholarship.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
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  • Breite: 156 mm
978-1-350-17167-1 (9781350171671)

Pietro Terzi is Associate Researcher at Paris Nanterre University, France.
Introduction

Chapter 1. Against Interiority: The Nature of Intelligence and the Critique of Bergsonism
Chapter 2. Spiritualism and Rationalism: A Constellation
Chapter 3. Varieties of Judgment
Chapter 4. A Dispute over Kant's Legacy: Brunschvicg contra Renouvier
Chapter 5. Lessons of Science: What Idealism Can Learn from Mathematics and Physics
Chapter 6. "The History of Egypt is the History of Egyptology": History as the Philosopher's Laboratory
Chapter 7. Conclusion: The Last Years of a Watchdog: From the Sorbonne to Exile

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