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Author Stewart, Jon (Jon Bartley)

Title Idealism and existentialism : Hegel and nineteenth- and twentieth-century philosophy / Jon Stewart
Published London ; New York : Continuum, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 282 pages)
Series Continuum studies in philosophy
Continuum studies in philosophy.
Contents Hegel and the myth of reason -- Hegel's Phenomenology of spirit as a systematic fragment -- The architectonic of Hegel's Phenomenology of spirit -- Points of contact in the philosophy of religion of Hegel and Schopenhauer -- Kierkegaard's criticism of the absence of ethics in Hegel's system -- Kierkegaard's criticism of abstraction and his proposed solution : appropriation -- Kierkegaard's recurring criticism of Hegel's "The good and conscience" -- Hegel and Nietzsche on the death of tragedy and Greek ethical life -- Existentialist ethics -- Merleau-Ponty's criticisms of Sartre's theory of freedom -- Sartre and Merleau-Ponty on consciousness and bad faith
Summary The history of Continental philosophy is often conceived as being represented by two major schools: German idealism and phenomenology/existentialism. These two schools are frequently juxtaposed so as to highlight their purported radical differences. There is a commonly held view that an abrupt break occurred in the nineteenth century, resulting in a disdainful rejection of idealism in all its forms. This break is often located in the transition from Hegel to Kierkegaard
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831.
Continental philosophy -- History.
Existentialism -- History.
Idealism, German -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009044700
ISBN 144110464X (electronic bk.)
9781441104649 (electronic bk.)