‘The Fate of Reason: German Philosophy from Kant to Fichte’ by Frederick C. Beiser


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The Fate of Reason is the first general history devoted to the period between Kant and Fichte, one of the most revolutionary and fertile in modern philosophy. The philosophers of this time broke with the two central tenets of the modern Cartesian tradition: the authority of reason and the primacy of epistemology. They also witnessed the decline of the Aufklärung, the completion of Kant’s philosophy, and the beginnings of post-Kantian idealism.


Frederick C. Beiser is Professor of Philosophy at Syracuse University.

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