Dieter Henrich

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Dieter Henrich
Born (1927-01-05) 5 January 1927 (age 87)
Marburg, Germany
Era Contemporary philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Revival of
German Idealism[1]
Main interests Philosophy of subjectivity, history of philosophy, aesthetics
Notable ideas das wissende Selbstverhältnis
(the epistemic self-relation) · the transcendental subject as a primordial selfhood · Fichte's original insight (the self must already have some prior acquaintance with itself, independent of the act of reflection; identifying activity as prior to reflection) · Kant's fallacy (attempting to ground the self in pure reflection; positing the moment of self-reflection as the original source of self-knowledge)
Influences
Influenced

Dieter Henrich (born 5 January 1927) is a German philosopher. A contemporary thinker in the tradition of German Idealism, Henrich is particularly known for the influence of Kant, Hegel and Fichte in his work.

Life[edit]

Henrich studied philosophy between 1946 and 1950 at Marburg, Frankfurt and Heidelberg, writing his dissertation under the supervision of Hans-Georg Gadamer. A professor at the universities of Munich, Berlin and Heidelberg, he has also been a visiting professor to universities in the United States, such as Harvard and Columbia.

Honors[edit]

In 2008, Henrich was awarded the Dr. Leopold Lucas Prize by the University of Tübingen.[2]

Major works[edit]

  • Die Situation der Historie und Max Webers Methodenlehre aus: Archiv für Philosophie 1949 3; 400–409.
  • Die Einheit der Wissenschafstlehre Max Webers. Tübingen (J.C.B. Mohr). 1952.
  • Hegel im Kontext. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1971.
  • Der Grund im Bewußtsein. Untersuchungen zu Hölderlins Denken (1794/95). Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 1992. ISBN 3-608-91613-X (2. erw. Aufl. 2004)
  • The Unity of Reason: Essays on Kant's Philosophy, Harvard University Press, 1994. ISBN 0674929055
  • Versuch über Kunst und Leben. Subjektivität - Weltverstehen - Kunst. München: Carl Hanser, 2001. ISBN 3-446-19857-1
  • Fixpunkte. Abhandlungen und Essays zur Theorie der Kunst. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 2003. ISBN 3-518-29210-2
  • (with David S. Pacini) Between Kant and Hegel: Lectures on German Idealism. Harvard University Press, 2003. ISBN 0674007735
  • Grundlegung aus dem Ich. Untersuchungen zur Vorgeschichte des Idealismus. Tübingen - Jena 1790-1794. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 2004. ISBN 3-518-58384-0
  • Die Philosophie im Prozeß der Kultur. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 2006. ISBN 978-3-518-29412-3
  • Endlichkeit und Sammlung des Lebens, Mohr Siebeck, 2009 ISBN 978-3-16-149948-7

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Redding, Paul: "German Philosophy" (Monash University).
  2. ^ Henrich, Dieter (2009). Endlichkeit und Sammlung des Lebens. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. p. 149. ISBN 978-3-16-149948-7. 

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