The Genesis of Neo-Kantianism, 1796-1880

2015.10.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Frederick C. Beiser, The Genesis of Neo-Kantianism, 1796-1880, Oxford University Press, 2014, 610pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.10.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Frederick C. Beiser, The Genesis of Neo-Kantianism, 1796-1880, Oxford University Press, 2014, 610pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198722205. Reviewed by Lydia Patton, Virginia Tech This book is about a group of philosophers faced with existential challenges to philosophy. In their lifetimes, the successes of scientific explanation had resulted in conflicts between religion and science and between science and philosophy. Materialist and naturalist scientific explanations, including Darwinism, materialism about consciousness, and the physiology of perception imperiled religious views about the origin and special status of humankind and aesthetic views about the qualitative character of consciousness. The practical and academic success of science threatened philosophy itself. Philosophy, once the "mother" of the sciences, now was excluded from the sciences altogether and was thrust into an identity crisis. Academic. . .

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