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A History of Philosophy: With Especial Reference to the Formation and Development of its Problems and Conceptions (Hardcover)

By Wilhelm Windelband

 


Authorized translation by James H. Tufts, Ph.D.


Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged


"Windelband's work is—deservedly— one of the great classics on the subject; it is worth reading, not only as a superlative history, but also as a philosophic work of stature in its own right . . .


"If it is possible to acquire a truly profound understanding of the inner logic of the history of philosophy by reading just one book, then, to my knowledge, that one book would be Windelband's History.


—Leonard Peikoff


Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION


1. Name and Conception of Philosophy

2. The History of Philosophy

3. Division of Philosophy and of its History


PART I. THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE GREEKS.


Introduction


Chapter I. The Cosmological Period

4. Conceptions of Being

5. Conceptions of the Cosmic Processes or Becoming

6. Conceptions of Cognition


Chapter II. The Anthropological Period

7. The Problem of Morality

8. The Problem of Science


Chapter III. The Systematic Period

9. Metaphysics grounded anew by Epistemology and Ethics

10. The System of Materialism

11. The System of Idealism

12. Aristotelian Logic

13. The System of Development


PART II. THE HELLENISTIC-ROMAN PHILOSOPHY.


Introduction


Chapter I. The Ethical Period

14. The Ideal of the Wise Man

15. Mechanism and Teleology

16. The Freedom of the Will and the Perfection of the Universe

17. The Criteria of Truth


Chapter II. The Religious Period

18. Authority and Revelation

19. Spirit and Matter

20. God and the World

21. The Problem of the World's History


PART III. THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIDDLE AGES.


Introduction


Chapter I. First Period

22. The Metaphysics of Inner Experience

23. The Controversy over Universals

24. The Dualism of Body and Soul


Chapter II. Second Period

25. The Realm of Nature and the Realm of Grace

26. The Primacy of the Will or of the Intellect

27. The Problem of Individuality


PART IV. THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE RENAISSANCE.


Introduction


Chapter I. The Humanistic Period

28. The Struggle between the Traditions

29. Macrocasm and Microcasm


Chapter II. The Natural Science Period

30. The Problem of Method

31. Substance and Causality

32. Natural Right


PART V. THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT.


Introduction


Chapter I. Theoretical Questions

33. Innate Ideas

34. Knowledge of the External World

35. Natural Religion


Chapter II. Practical Questions

36. The Principals of Morals

37. The Problem of Civilisation


PART VI. THE GERMAN PHILOSOPHY.


Introduction


Chapter I. Kant's Critique of the Reason

38. The Object of Knowledge

39. The Categorical Imperative

40. Natural Purposiveness


Chapter II. The Development of Idealism

41. The Thing-in-itself

42. The System of Reason

43. The Metaphysics of the Irrational


PART VII. THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.


Introduction


44. The Controversy over the Soul

45. Nature and History

46. The Problem of Values


Appendix


Index


(Hardcover; 726 pages)

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