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Höffe, Otfried

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Most widely held works by Otfried Höffe
Immanuel Kant by Otfried Höffe( )

119 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 3,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Hoffe gives a clear, understandable description of Kant's philosophical development and influence, and he sets forth Kant's main ideas from the Critique of Pure Reason and the ethics to the philosophy of law, history, religion, and art. In his critical treatment, Hoffe shows why Kant's philosophy continues to be relevant and challenging to us today
Aristotle by Otfried Höffe( )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Otfried Hoffe provides a comprehensive introduction to the life and work of Aristotle, covering well-known Aristotelian topics such as ethics, politics, and metaphysics as well as the less familiar, such as biology, psychology, and rhetoric. Hoffe also compares Aristotle to other major figures in the history of European (especially German) philosophy, making connections to Kant and Hegel that are particularly insightful. A picture of Aristotle emerges as a philosopher who is much more modern than previously thought, one whose writings are still relevant today and continue to make valuable contributions to many contemporary philosophical debates."--Jacket
Hegel on ethics and politics by Otfried Höffe( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This series makes available in English for the first time important recent work by German philosophers on major figures in the German philosophical tradition. The volumes provide critical perspectives on philosophers of great significance to the Anglo-American philosophical community, perspectives that have been largely ignored except by a handful of writers on German philosophy. The dissemination of this work will be of enormous value to Anglophone students and scholars of the history of German philosophy."--Jacket
Aristotle's "Nicomachean ethics" by Otfried Höffe( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anyone interested in theories of moral or human practice will find in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics one of the few basic models relevant through to today. At the centre of his analysis, both sober and cautious, are such concepts as happiness, virtue, choice, prudence, incontinence, pleasure and friendship. Aristotle's arguments are by no means of merely historical interest, but continue to exert a key influence on present-day ethical debate. The thirteen contributions in this volume present the foundations of Aristotle's investigation, along with the modern background of its reception
John Rawls : eine Theorie der Gerechtigkeit by Otfried Höffe( )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential reading for all who are interested in mid-century, western, political philosophy and the philosophy of John Rawls especially his seminal text A Theory of Justice
Thomas Hobbes by Otfried Höffe( )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known for his contributions to political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes set out to develop a coherent philosophical system extending from logic and natural philosophy to civil and religious philosophy. In this introduction to Hobbes's thought, Otfried Höffe begins by providing an overview of the entire scope of his work, making clear its systematic character through analysis of his natural philosophy, his individual and social anthropology, and his political thought. He then offers an innovative examination of religious and ecclesiastical questions, touching not only on the political implications of religion so important to Hobbes, but also on his attempt to reconstruct Christianity in terms of a materialistic philosophy. He also explores Hobbes's continuous critique of Aristotle and Aristotelian Scholastics, in which Höffe argues that Hobbes and Aristotle have much more in common philosophically than is normally supposed - and certainly more than Hobbes himself acknowledged. Finally, Höffe sketches the influence Hobbes had and continues to have on the development of legal and political philosophy. -- from back cover
Lexikon der Ethik( Book )

37 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das bewährte Lexikon der Ethik wurde für die siebte Auflage neubearbeitet, erheblich erweitert und um zahlreiche zusätzliche Artikel ergänzt. Es repräsentiert damit den neuesten Forschungsstand zu ethischen Fragen in Philosophie, Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft, Politik, Medizin und Ökologie. Kompetente Autoren erläutern alle wichtigen Begriffe, Richtungen und Traditionen. Sie erörtern ihren Zusammenhang, die zugrundeliegenden Probleme, machen auf Schwierigkeiten und Lösungsvorschläge aufmerksam und geben ausführliche Literaturhinweise
Kant's moral and legal philosophy by Karl Ameriks( )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings to English readers the finest postwar German-language scholarship on Kant's moral and legal philosophy. Examining Kant's relation to predecessors such as Hutcheson, Wolff, and Baumgarten, it clarifies the central issues in each of Kant's major works in practical philosophy, including The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, The Critique of Practical Reason, and The Metaphysics of Morals. It also examines the relation of Kant's philosophy to politics. Collectively, the essays in this volume provide English readers with a direct view of how leading German philosophers are now regarding Kant's revolutionary practical philosophy, one of the outstanding achievements of German thought
Democracy in an age of globalisation by Otfried Höffe( )

21 editions published in 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Democracy in an Age of Globalisation, Otfried Höffe develops a comprehensive analysis of the demands, which the process of globalization exerts on the political organisations of humanity. The author starts from a diagnosis of the process of globalisation and frees its concept from its economistic narrowing: Globalisation is a comprehensive process which puts new strains on the economies and political systems of the world, the cultural and social structures of peoples. The scope of its challenges demands solutions, which transcend the powers of the classical nation-state. The question central to the book can be formulated as follows: "How can the social, moral and legal achievements of the nation-state be retained while its structure is reshaped to satisfy the requirements of a globalised world?" "Against grass-roots communitarianism as well as against highbrow globalism, the author chooses the realisation of a multilevel world republic that plays the role of an instance of negotiation and settlement. He respects cultural particularities and national characters, while observing at the same time the commandments of the world social contract that governs the relations between the states and their citizens." Ludger Heidebrink, Die Zeit "'Democracy ... ' is a cautious precision-work. It is a bold, though carefully arguing book that does not deal with less than the legitimacy and the main characteristics of a future world republic. ... Höffe's extraordinary book represents a significant contribution to the most important questions asked by the beginning of the new century that is characterised by 'globalisation'." Georg Kohler, NZZ
Categorical principles of law : a counterpoint to modernity by Otfried Höffe( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baruch de Spinoza, Theologisch-politischer Traktat( )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baruch de Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico-Politicus sought to apply theology and politics to further peaceful coexistence between peoples. Although the book has enjoyed an international renaissance of interest in recent years, there has been no comprehensive commentary available until now for German-speaking readers. In this volume, leading scholars fill this gap
Kant's Critique of pure reason : the foundation of modern philosophy by Otfried Höffe( )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason" is so outstanding among modern philosophical works, that it can be termed "the" foundation of modern philosophy. Schopenhauer termed it "the most important book ever to have been written in Europe." Otfried Hoffe guides the reader through the "Critique" one step at a time, expounding Kant's thoughts, submitting them to an interpretation and drawing a summary conclusion, placing the work and its topics within the context of its modern successors. A "critical" interpretation of Kant's text reveals that he had something to say on many discussions that are said to have originated after his death. Reducing his argumentation to its central tenets, it can be made stronger and applicable to current problems. Kant's eventual concern, however, even when writing theoretical philosophy, lay with the practical. Elaborating this concern and its connection to Kant's theoretical philosophy is a prime tenet of this book."--Jacket
Gerechtigkeit : eine philosophische Einführung by Otfried Höffe( Book )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diese kulturen- und epochenübergreifende Einführung in Begriff und Geschichte der Gerechtigkeit reicht von der Frühzeit des Menschen bis in das heutige Zeitalter der Globalisierung. Höffes historisch und systematisch kompetente Darlegung behandelt einen zentralen Grundsatz des menschlichen Zusammenlebens. Otfried Höffe ist o. Professor für Philosophie und Leiter der Forschungsstelle Politische Philosophie an der Universität Tübingen. Er ist Herausgeber der Reihe "Denker" in der beck'schen reihe. Zuletzt ist bei C.H. Beck von ihm erschienen: Kleine Geschichte der Philosophie (2001)
Kleine Geschichte der Philosophie by Otfried Höffe( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in German and Chinese and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diese kurzgefasste Geschichte der Philosophie von einem der renommiertesten deutschen Philosophen ist als illustrierte Ausgabe erstmals im Jahre 2001 erschienen. Für die preisgünstige Paperback-Ausgabe wurde der Text neu überarbeitet. Klar, anschaulich und mit Blick auf das Wesentliche schildert Otfried Höffe den Weg der Philosophie von den Anfängen im antiken Griechenland bis heute. Das Buch ist eine Einführung in die Philosophie mit dem Ziel, dass der Leser unter Anleitung der großen Philosophen selber zu philosophieren lerne
Einführung in die utilitaristische Ethik : klassische und zeitgenössische Texte( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in German and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Platon, Politeia by Otfried Höffe( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main description: Platons "Politeia" gehört zu den bedeutendsten und wirkungsreichsten Texten der Philosophigeschichte. Unter der Leitfrage nach der Gerechtigkeit weist Platon traditionelle Auffassungen zurück und leistet eine Sophistenkritik; er entwickelt im Anschluß dann seine -- Lehre von den drei Seelenteilen und die Lehre von den vier Kardinaltugenden. -- Er skizziert eine Erziehungstheorie, eine Staatsphilosophie mit der Lehre von der Philosophenherrschaft, eine Erkenntnistheorie und die Ideenlehre. Vor allem aber enthält die "Politeia" Platons bekannteste Gleichnisse: von der Sonne, der Linie und der Höhle. -- In Form eines kooperativen Kommentars führen anerkannte Platon-Interpreten, der Gliederung des Werkes folgend, in die Hauptthemen der "Politeia" und die wichtigsten Forschungsprobleme ein
Kant's cosmopolitan theory of law and peace by Otfried Höffe( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This examination of a neglected part of Kant's philosophical achievements focuses on his work in the philosophy of law and government. The main areas covered are: the concept of peace, a republic devoted to human rights, the rights of nations, and Kant'sdemocratization of Plato's notion of the philosopher king
Political justice : foundations for a critical philosophy of law and the state by Otfried Höffe( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otfried Höffe is one of the foremost political philosophers in Europe today. In this major work, already a classic in continental Europe, he re-examines philosophical discourse on justice - from Classical Greece to the present day. Höffe confronts what he sees as the two major challenges to any theory of justice: the legal, positivist claim that there are no standards of justice external to legal systems; and the anarchist claim that justice demands the rejection and abolition of all legal and state systems. Höffe sets out to continue the 'philosophical project of modernity', the legitimation of human rights, and their guarantee by the state, while at the same time rehabilitating the classical theory of political justice represented by Plato and Aristotle. He questions the success of the positivists in avoiding extra-legal normative claims, and casts doubt on the plausibility of their criticism of the Natural Law tradition. Most anarchists, he argues, rely on an uncritical assumption that social institutions other than states and legal orders do not coerce. In Höffe's view, some coercion is unavoidable, and the grounds for its justification must be examined. Principles of justice will be those principles which define fundamental rights, and which must be enforced if rights are to be respected
Politische Gerechtigkeit : Grundlegung einer kritischen Philosophie von Recht und Staat by Otfried Höffe( Book )

37 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in German and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Das Buch erhebt keinen geringeren Anspruch als den einer ›Neuvermessung des philosophischen Gerechtigkeitsdiskurses‹, wie er in Europa seit Anaximander geführt wird. Es verteidigt die Möglichkeit wissenschaftlicher Kritik an Recht und Staat gegen den Positivismus (Kelsen, Hart) und Funktionalismus (Luhmann). Höffe will das ›politische Projekt der Moderne‹, die Legitimation von Menschenrechten und ihrer staatlichen Garantie, mit rationalen Mitteln fortsetzen – aber zugleich die klassische Theorie politischer Gerechtigkeit bei Platon und Aristoteles ›rehabilitieren‹. Und schließlich will er die neue amerikanische Sozialphilosophie mit ihren eigenen spiel- und handlungstheoretischen Mitteln übertreffen.' So formulierte Ludwig Siep das philosophische Programm dieses zentralen und wirkmächtigen Buches, das heute zu den Klassikern der politischen Philosophie gehört. Die durchgesehene und korrigierte Neuausgabe enthält ein neues Vorwort
Praktische Philosophie. Das Modell des Aristoteles by Otfried Höffe( Book )

27 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in German and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der wirkungsmächtige Begriff einer praktischen Philosophie geht auf Aristoteles zurück. Der Begriff ist ebenso wie sein Gegenbegriff, der der theoretischen Philosophie, ungewöhnlich, sogar provokativ. Otfried Höffe zeigt, dass Ethik als wissenschaftliche und zugleich sittlich engagierte Disziplin zu begreifen ist. Für diesen Zweck bedarf es einer besonderen Rationalitätsform, einer Grundriss-Wissenschaft
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AristotleHegel on ethics and politicsAristotle's "Nicomachean ethics"John Rawls : eine Theorie der GerechtigkeitThomas HobbesLexikon der EthikKant's moral and legal philosophyDemocracy in an age of globalisation
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Ao te fu li de He fei 1943-

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Хеффе О.

Хёффе, Отфрид 1943-

أوتفريد هوفه، 1943-

اوتفرید هوفه فیلسوف آلمانی

هوفه، أوتفريد 1943-

옷 프리드 호프 1943-

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奥特弗利德•赫费 1943-

赫费, 奥特弗利德 1943-