Raymond Geuss

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199545971
Published online April 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy


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This chapter focuses on several ‘post-Kantians’ who were active between roughly the late 1780s and late 1880s, and whose views on ethics are of continuing interest in the early twenty-first century. These include Jacobi, Schiller, Friedrich Schlegel, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche. The era under discussion begins historically with the French Revolution and the initial public assimilation of the Kantian philosophy, and ends when the Second German Empire succeeded in establishing itself and neo-Kantianism was beginning to consolidate its hold on academic philosophy.

Keywords: ethics; Kant; Jacobi; Schiller; Friedrich Schlegel; Hegel; Kierkegaard; Schopenhauer; Nietzsche

Article.  11224 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Moral Philosophy ; History of Western Philosophy

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