Hermann Lotze: An Intellectual Biography (Cambridge Studies by William R. Woodward

By William R. Woodward

As a thinker, psychologist, and medical professional, the German philosopher Hermann Lotze (1817–81) defies type. operating within the mid-nineteenth-century period of programmatic realism, he seriously reviewed and rearranged theories and ideas in books on pathology, body structure, clinical psychology, anthropology, heritage, aesthetics, metaphysics, common sense, and faith. prime anatomists and physiologists transformed his hypotheses concerning the valuable and autonomic apprehensive structures. Dozens of fin-de-siècle philosophical contemporaries emulated him, but frequently with out acknowledgment, accurately simply because he had made conjecture and refutation right into a procedure. despite Lotze's prestige as a pivotal determine in nineteenth-century highbrow concept, no entire therapy of his paintings exists, and definitely no attempt to take account of the feminist secondary literature. Hermann Lotze: An highbrow Biography is the 1st full-length historic research of Lotze's highbrow origins, medical neighborhood, institutional context, and around the globe reception.

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