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Street Life and Morals - German Philosophy in Hitler''s Lifetime

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German philosophy, famed for its high-minded Idealism, was plunged into crisis when Germany became an urban and industrial society in the late nineteenth-century. The key figure was Immanuel Kant: seen for a century as the philosophical father of the nation, Kant seemed to lack crucial answers for violent and impersonal modern times.This book shows that the social and intellectual crisis that overturned Germanys traditions a sense of profound spiritual confusion over where modern society was headed was the same as allowed Hitler to come to power. It also describes how German philosophers actively struggled to create a new kind of philosophy, in order to understand social incoherence and technologys diminishing of the individual.

About the author

A novelist and historian of ideas, Lesley Chamberlain was educated in England in German literature and philosophy. Her books include the acclaimed Nietzsche in Turin, The Secret Artist: A Close Reading of Sigmund Freud, and Arc of Utopia: The Beautiful Story of the Russian Revolution, the last also published by Reaktion Books. She lives in London.

Product details

Authors Lesley Chamberlain
Publisher Reaktion Books
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 11.10.2021
EAN 9781789144949
ISBN 978-1-78914-494-9
No. of pages 356
Subject Humanities, art, music > Philosophy > Miscellaneous

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