GOV 1052: History and Freedom in German Idealism




The high period of German Idealism (from 1781, the date of the publication of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, to the death of Hegel in 1831) is one of the most revolutionary in the history of philosophy. This course studies the period using the central ideas of history and freedom as its guide, and traces how modern ideas about freedom, the self, and the historical character of knowledge have their origins in Idealist thought.
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