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Hans Martin Dober

Hermann Cohen nach 100 Jahren – Neuere Forschungen

Section: Articles
Volume 69 (2022) / Issue 2, pp. 177-201 (25)
Published 28.06.2022
DOI 10.1628/phr-2022-0021
Published in German.
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The German-Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen (1842–1918) is not forgotten. A whole range of new publications document a lively interest in his critical idealism, formed in his engagements with Plato and Kant, as well as in contrast to other forms of idealism like that of Hegel. The various current readings are directed at basic questions regarding the foundation of logic, ethics, and aesthetics as well as his philosophy of religion »out of the sources of Judaism« in its impact on the theology of the time and how he compares with Franz Rosenzweig. As an »untimely contemporary« (Beiser) of Marx' materialism, Schopenhauer's pessimism, Wagner's aestheticism and Nietzsche's atheism, Cohen developed a systematic philosophy in the hope to restore the unity of culture.

Frederick C. Beiser: Hermann Cohen. An Intellectual Biography. Oxford 2018: Oxford University Press. 387 S. – Heinrich Assel/Hartwig Wiedebach (Hg.): Cohen im Kontext. Beiträge anlässlich seines hundertsten Todestages. Tübingen 2021: Mohr Siebeck. 368 S. – Hermann Cohen: Die dichterische Phantasie und der Mechanismus des Bewusstseins. Mit einer Einleitung herausgegeben von Ingo Stöckmann. Hannover 2021: Wehrhahn Verlag. 172 S. – Myriam Bienenstock: Cohen und Rosenzweig. Ihre Auseinandersetzung mit dem deutschen Idealismus. Freiburg i. Br./München 2018: Verlag Karl Alber. 298 S. – Norbert Waszek (Hg.): G. W. F. Hegel und Hermann Cohen. Wege zur Versöhnung, Freiburg i. Br./München 2018: Verlag Karl Alber. 270 S.