YEARNING FOR FORM AND OTHER ESSAYS ON HERMANN COHEN'S THOUGHT

  • ANDREA POMA

Part of the Studies in German Idealism book series (SIGI, volume 5)

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Introduction

Hermann Cohen’s philosophy has now, finally, received the recognition it deserves. Cohen's thought undoubtedly has all the characteristics of a classic. It faced the great problems of philosophical tradition, with full critical awareness and, at the same time, with the capacity to open up new, original routes. It represents one of the last expressions of great systematic thought.

The papers collected in this volume deal with different aspects of Cohen’s thought, ethical, political, aesthetic and religious aspects in particular. However, they all represent attempts to follow the ubiquitous presence of certain important themes in Cohen and their capacity for containing meanings that cannot be limited to a single philosophical sphere: themes that are keys to reading unity of inspiration in his thought, which is more deeply imbedded than the exterior architectural unity of his work. The search for the fundamental themes behind Cohen is an important task, if we wish to see this philosopher as a present-day vital point of reference, and not only as a monument of the past.

Keywords

Critical Idealism Hermann Cohen Immanuel Kant Jewish Philosophy Kant Philosophy of Religion Plato Postmodernism Religion aesthetics ethics messianism

Authors and affiliations

  • ANDREA POMA
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  1. 1.Italy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3878-X
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3877-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3878-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-4764
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