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German Idealism as Constructivism

Tom Rockmore


German Idealism as Constructivism is Tom Rockmore’s statement on the debate about German idealism between proponents of representationalism and those of constructivism that still plagues our grasp of the history of German idealism and the whole epistemological project today. Rockmore argues that German idealism—which includes iconic thinkers such as Kant, Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel—can best be understood as a constructivist project, one that asserts that we cannot know the mind-independent world as it is but only our own mental construction of it. Since ancient Greece philosophers have tried ... More

Keywords: German idealism, idealism, constructivism, Immanuel Kant, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Friedrich Schelling, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Salomon Maimon, Gottlob Ernst Schulze

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226349909
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226350073.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Rockmore, author
Peking University