German Idealism and Post-Kantian Philosopohy:  Philosophical Biographies
 
 

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)



Early Years


Professional Activity

Schedule


Pre-Critical Period:  1755-1770 (Lectureship)--from age 31-46


Critical Philosophy


Single controversy:  Religion with the Limits of Reason Alone (1795)


Died on February 12, 1804

Kant and Revolutions of 1780s and Subsequent Ideologies

1780s


Kant's relation to subsequent intellectual developments


 

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)



Early years


University of Jena from 31 to37 (1801-1807)


Battle of Jena (1807) brought life of university to a close


University of Heidelberg


University of Berlin: 1818 to death from cholera on Nov. 14, 1831


 

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (Oct. 15, 1844 to Aug. 25, 1900)


Early years


University education


Initial military service (Oct. 1867-Oct. 1868)

Offer of university position Brief departure from Basil in fall 1870 Break from Wagner and Bad Health (drift began in 1876)

Works

Acquaintance with Wager


The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music  (1872)


Second period


Anti-Metaphysical, Anti-Morality of Self-renunciation, Ubermensch


Attacks on Wagner


Other Post-Breakdown Writings