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Interanimations: Receiving Modern German Philosophy

Robert B. Pippin


I distinguish here between work on historical figures in philosophy as a form of history and as philosophy, and I defend a conception of the latter. The second and related point takes up the implications of the unusual “success conditions” there might be for philosophy. That is, there can be no general, methodologically secure way to know when a defense of a philosophical position has been successful. The implication drawn is that the engagement with interlocutors and critics is a necessary and unavoidable condition of some satisfaction that one might have made more sense then before one’s att ... More

Keywords: history, philosophy, Anglophone, Interanimation, perennialism, Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorf, Friedrich Schlegel, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226259659
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226259796.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert B. Pippin, author