Ideas from 'Introduction to German Philosophy' by Andrew Bowie [2003], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Introduction to German Philosophy' by Bowie,Andrew [Polity 2003,978-0-7456-2571-3]].

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2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 1. On Reason
Art can make reason more all-inclusive, by articulating what seemed inexpressible
11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 3. Idealism / d. Absolute idealism
German Idealism says our thinking and nature have the same rational structure
16. Persons / E. Rejecting the Self / 2. Self as Social Construct
Nazis think race predetermines the self
19. Language / F. Communication / 1. Rhetoric
Rhetoric is built into language, so it cannot be stripped from philosophy
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 11. Capitalism
Marx thought capitalism was partly liberating, and could make labour and ownership more humane [Bowie]