We are glad to give notice of the release of the book Metaphysics as a Science in Classical German Philosophy, edited by Robb Dunphy and Toby Lovat (Routledge, 2023).
From the publisher’s website:
This volume is dedicated to questions about the nature and method of metaphysics in Classical German Philosophy. Its chapters offer original investigations into the metaphysical projects of many of the major figures in German philosophy between Wolff and Hegel.
The period of Classical German Philosophy was an extraordinarily rich one in the history of philosophy, especially for metaphysics. It includes some of the highest achievements of early modern rationalism, Kant’s critical revolution, and the various significant works of German Idealism that followed in Kant’s wake. The contributions to this volume critically examine certain common themes among metaphysical projects across this period, for example, the demand that metaphysics amount to a science, that it should be presented in the form of a system, or that it should proceed by means of demonstration from certain key first principles. This volume also includes material on influential criticisms of metaphysical projects of this kind.
Metaphysics as a Science in Classical German Philosophy is a useful resource for contemporary metaphysicians and historians of philosophy interested in engaging with the history of the methodology and epistemology of metaphysics.
Table of contents:
Introduction: Metaphysics as a Science in Classical German Philosophy
ByRobb Dunphy, Toby Lovat
Chapter 1: Wolff on Ontology as Primary Philosophy
By Dino Jakušić
Chapter 2: Baumgarten on the Nature and Role of Metaphysics
By Courtney D. Fugate
Chapter 3: Lambert on the Certainty and Generality of Metaphysics and Geometry
By Katherine Dunlop
Chapter 4: The Methodological Role of Intellectual Intuition in Kant’s Critique
By Toby Lovat
Chapter 5: Kant’s Promise of a Scientific Metaphysics
By Catherine Wilson
Chapter 6: Can Metaphysics Become a Science for Kant?
By Gabriele Gava
Chapter 7: Scientific Metaphysics and Metaphysical Science The Demand for Systematicity in Kant’s Transition Project
By Michael J. Olson
Chapter 8: Kant, Reinhold, and the Problem of Philosophical Scientificity
By Karin de Boer, Gesa Wellmann
Chapter 9: Reinhold on the Deduction of the Categories
By Elise Frketich
Chapter 10: Schulze’s Scepticism and the Rise and Rise of German Idealism
By Robb Dunphy
Chapter 11: The Pure and the Empirical Subject in Fichte’s Science of Science
By Kienhow Goh
Chapter 12: The Science of All Science and the Unity of the Faculties Schelling on the Nature of Philosophy
By Benjamin Berger
Chapter 13: Two Models of Critique of Metaphysics Kant and Hegel
By Dietmar H. Heidemann
Chapter 14: Quietism, Dialetheism, and the Three Moments of Hegel’s Logic
By G. Anthony Bruno
Chapter 15: Metaphysics on the Model of Natural Science? A Kantian Critique of Abductivism
By Nicholas Stang