The spirit of modern philosophy : an essay in the form of lectures / by Josiah Royce.

"In the following course of lectures I shall try to suggest, in a fashion suited to the general student, something about the men, the problems, and the issues that seem to me most interesting in a limited, but highly representative portion of the history of modern philosophy. I undertake this w...

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Main Author: Royce, Josiah, 1855-1916.
Format: eBook
Published: Boston : Houghton, Mifflin, ©1892.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. General introduction
  • pt. I. Studies of thinkers and problems
  • 2. The periods of modern philosophy ; Characteristics of the first period ; Illustration by means of the religious aspect of Spinozism
  • 3. The rediscovery of the inner life : from Spinoza to Kant
  • 4. Kant
  • 5. Fichte
  • 6. The romantic school in philosophy
  • 7. Hegel
  • 8. Schopenhauer
  • 9. The rise of the doctrine of evolution
  • pt. II. Suggestions of doctrine
  • 10. Nature and evolution: the outer world and its paradox
  • 11. Reality and idealism : the inner world and its meaning
  • 12. Physical law and freedom : the world of description and the world of appreciation
  • 13. Optimism, pessimism and other moral order
  • Appendix A. Syllabus of the lectures
  • Appendix B. On Kant's transcendental deduction of the categories
  • Appendix C. The Hegelian theory of universals.