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Nineteenth-century philosophy

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DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-DC100-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
Retrieved September 21, 2019, from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/overview/nineteenth-century-philosophy/v-1

References and further reading

  • Burrow, J.W. (2000) The Crisis of Reason: European Thought, 1848–1914, New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

    (A clear and accessible intellectual history of the period.)

  • Camponigri, A.R. (1971) A History of Western Philosophy, vol. IV: Philosophy from the Romantic Age to the Age of Positivism, Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.

    (An overview of the main thinkers and movements of the nineteenth century.)

  • Chadwick, O. (1975) The Secularization of the European Mind in the Nineteenth Century, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (A study of the intellectual, cultural and social background to the rise of secularism during this period.)

  • Charlton, D.G. (1959) Positivist Thought in France During the Second Empire, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    (Brings out the tension between positivist and idealist currents in French thought during the second half of the nineteenth century, focusing on Comte, Littré, Renan and Taine.)

  • Copleston, F. (1963) A History of Philosophy, vol. VII: Fichte to Nietzsche, London: Burns & Oates.

    (Covers the development of German philosophy in the nineteenth century. Somewhat dated, but still useful for an overview.)

  • Copleston, F. (1966) A History of Philosophy, vol. VIII: Bentham to Russell, London: Burns & Oats.

    (Covers the main British and American philosophers of the nineteenth century. Somewhat dated, but still useful for an overview.)

  • Copleston, F. (1975) A History of Philosophy, vol. IX: Maine de Biran to Sartre, London: Search Press.

    (Covers the main French philosophers of the nineteenth century. Somewhat dated, but still useful for an overview.)

  • Flower, E. and Murphey, M.G. (1977) A History of Philosophy in America, New York: Capricorn Books, 2 vols.

    (A classic treatment of philosophical thought in America; most of the material relating to the nineteenth century can be found in vol. 2.)

  • Gardiner, P.L. (ed.) ((1969) Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, New York: The Free Press and London: Collier-Macmillan.

    (A useful collection of primary texts, with a helpful introduction.)

  • Gregory, F. (1977) Scientific Materialism in the Nineteenth Century, Dordrecht and Boston: D. Reidel.

    (A thorough study of the materialist movement in Germany.)

  • Löwith, K. (1964) From Hegel to Nietzsche: The Revolution in Nineteenth-Century Thought, trans D.E. Green, London: Constable.

    (An influential study, focused mainly on Hegel, the Young Hegelians, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche.)

  • Mandelbaum, M. (1971) History, Man, and Reason: A Study of Nineteenth Century Thought, Baltimore and London: John Hopkins University Press.

    (A classic study.)

  • Mill, J.S. (1840) Coleridge, in Collected Works of John Stewart Mill, ed. J.M. Robson, London: Routledge and Toronto, Ont.: University of Toronto Press, 1969, vol. 10, 117–163.

    (Together with his essay on Bentham, this shows Mill’s attempt to weave together Enlightenment and Romantic perspectives.)

  • Mill, J.S. (1873) Autobiography, in Collected Works of John Stewart Mill, ed. J.M. Robson, London: Routledge and Toronto, Ont.: University of Toronto Press, 1969, vol 1, 1–290.

    (A classic text, which casts some interesting historical light on the intellectual outlook of the nineteenth century.)

  • Passmore, J. (1968) A Hundred Years of Philosophy, Harmondsworth: Penguin Books.

    (The first eight chapters cover philosophical developments during the second half of the nineteenth century.)

  • Russell, B. (1961) A History of Western Philosophy, London: Unwin.

    (Book III, Part 2 covers nineteenth century philosophy. A lively, though partisan and idiosyncratic, discussion.)

  • Schnädelbach, H. (1984) Philosophy in Germany 1831–1933, trans. E. Matthews, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (A very good, although reasonably advanced, thematic account of German philosophy of the period.)

  • Skorupski, J. (1993) English-Language Philosophy 1750 to 1945, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    (A clear and accessible account of English language philosophy of the period.)

  • Solomon, R. and Higgins, K. (1993) Routledge History of Philosophy, vol VI: The Age of German Idealism, London and New York: Routledge.

    (Clear and accessible articles focused on the major figures of German idealism and their successors.)

  • Ten, C.L. (1994) Routledge History of Philosophy, vol. VII: The Nineteenth Century, London and New York: Routledge.

    (Clear and accessible articles covering the major thinkers of the nineteenth century, except for Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard and Schopenhauer, which are dealt with in Solomon and Higgins (1993).)

  • Walicki, A. (1979) A History of Russian Thought from the Enlightenment to Marxism, Stanford: Stanford University Press.

    (A helpful guide to Russian thought of the nineteenth century.)

  • Willey, T.E. (1978) Back to Kant: The Revival of Kantianism in German Social and Historical Thought, 1860–1814, Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

    (An accessible study of neo-Kantianism and its intellectual and political context.)

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