Politics, Religion, and Art

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ISBN 978-0-8101-2858-3

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Publication Date
April 2011
Page Count
368 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Politics, Religion, and Art

Hegelian Debates

The period from 1780 to 1850 witnessed an unprecedented explosion of philosophical creativity in the German territories. In the thinking of Kant, Schiller, Fichte, Hegel, and the Hegelian school, new theories of freedom and emancipation, new conceptions of culture, society, and politics, arose in rapid succession. The members of the Hegelian school, forming around Hegel in Berlin and most active in the 1830’s and 1840’s, are often depicted as mere epigones, whose writings are at best of historical interest. In Politics, Religion, and Art: Hegelian Debates, Douglas Moggach moves the discussion past the Cold War–era dogmas that viewed the Hegelians as proto-Marxists and establishes their importance as innovators in the fields of theology, aesthetics, and ethics and as creative contributors to foundational debates about modernity, state, and society.

About the Author

Douglas Moggach is the research chair in political thought at the University of Ottawa and an honorary professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney.