Irony and Idealism: Rereading Schlegel, Hegel, and Kierkegaard

2017.05.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Fred Rush, Irony and Idealism: Rereading Schlegel, Hegel, and Kierkegaard, Oxford University Press, 2016, 312pp., $85.00 (hbk),
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2017.05.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Fred Rush, Irony and Idealism: Rereading Schlegel, Hegel, and Kierkegaard, Oxford University Press, 2016, 312pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199688227. Reviewed by Allen Speight, Boston University In his ambitious and insightful new book, Fred Rush begins by noticing the developments in the academic discussion of German romanticism that have taken place over the last twenty years. Once mostly the province of literary scholars, the field of German romanticism also came to acquire in this period remarkable new interest within the Anglophone philosophical world. One question raised by this new philosophical attention, of course, is just what is meant by "romanticism" at all. Rush notes the wide valence of the term in a cultural and historical sense: there is, as he argues, both a "permeability" between national borders that has allowed reciprocal influence between German and English or French sources of. . .

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