The Transformation of Reason: Studies on System, Myth, and History in German Idealism


Critique, skepticism, conflict, incompleteness, nothingness, irrational abyss, evil, and even genocide… That is what German idealism is also about.
Trying to chart human reason as an architectural system, Kant, Fichte, Hegel, and Schelling uncovered that the most significant problems lie beneath the ground, in the foundations. Can reason survive the discovery of what lies at its depths? And should it?
This book ventures into these foundations, addressing the keen philosophical innovations of German idealists. Through comparative and development studies, it presents fresh interpretations of how these leading thinkers reconstructed reason on unexplored territories. The greatest hazard was triggering an enduring inversion of values.

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Diogo Ferrer, Ph.D. (2004), University of Coimbra, Portugal, is Professor of Philosophy at that university. He has published and edited many books, translations, and articles on German idealism and 20th century philosophy, especially in Metaphysics, Aesthetics and History of Philosophy.
This book will be of interest to professors and scholars, post-graduate students, and researchers in Continental philosophy, as well as university libraries, academic departments and institutes.
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