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By Frederick C. Beiser

This is often the 1st complete learn 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, supplying an advent to every philosopher and the most matters in studying and appraising his inspiration. the quantity bargains new interpretations of recognized philosophers similar to Johann Gottfried Herder and Max Weber, and introduces others who're scarcely identified 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 assets and purposes for the stream of German historicism--one of the good revolutions in sleek Western idea, and the resource of our ancient realizing of the human world.

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