publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Empiricism and rationalism in nineteenth-century histories of philosophy

Alberto Vanzo;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2016
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This paper traces the ancestry of a familiar historiographical narrative, according to which early modern philosophy was marked by the development of empiricism, rationalism, and their synthesis by Immanuel Kant. It is often claimed that this narrative became standard in the nineteenth century, due to the influence of Thomas Reid, Kant and his disciples, or German Hegelians and British Idealists. The paper argues that the narrative became standard only at the turn of the twentieth century. This was not due to the influence of Reid, German Hegelians, or British Idealists as they did not endorse the narrative, although Thomas Hill Green may have facilitated its up...
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free text keywords: B1, Empiricism, Rationalism, Hegelianism, German, language.human_language, language, Modern philosophy, Literature, business.industry, business, Historiography, British idealism, Narrative, Philosophy
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Empiricism and rationalism in nineteenth-century histories of philosophy

Alberto Vanzo;