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  1. Religion and Rational Theology.Immanuel Kant, Allen W. Wood & George di Giovanni - 1996 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 59 (3):559-560.
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    Between Kant and Hegel: Texts in the Development of Post-Kantian Idealism.George Di Giovanni & Henry Silton Harris (eds.) - 1985 - State University of New York Press.
    Born from the combination of two projects--a presentation of the important essays from the Critical Journal of Schelling and Hegel that were still untranslated and an anthology of excerpts from the works of the generation of German thinkers ...
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    Kant: Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason: And Other Writings.Allen W. Wood & George Di Giovanni (eds.) - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is a key element of the system of philosophy which Kant introduced with his Critique of Pure Reason, and a work of major importance in the history of Western religious thought. It represents a great philosopher's attempt to spell out the form and content of a type of religion that would be grounded in moral reason and would meet the needs of ethical life. It includes sharply critical and boldly constructive discussions on topics (...)
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    Religion and Rational Theology.Allen W. Wood & George di Giovanni (eds.) - 2001 - Cambridge University Press.
    This volume collects for the first time in a single volume all of Kant's writings on religion and rational theology. These works were written during a period of conflict between Kant and the Prussian authorities over his religious teachings. His final statement of religion was made after the death of King Frederick William II in 1797. The historical context and progression of this conflict are charted in the general introduction to the volume and in the translators' introductions to particular texts. (...)
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    The Main Philosophical Writings and the Novel Allwill.Frederick Beiser, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi & George di Giovanni - 1996 - Philosophical Review 105 (2):248.
    Jacobi’s importance in the history of German philosophy has long been recognized. Yet his writings have been little studied in the English-speaking world, mainly because very few of them have been translated. George di Giovanni’s translation and edition of some of Jacobi’s main philosophical writings now fills this serious gap. This is the first major scholarly edition in English of Jacobi’s writings. The quality of the translation and the editing set a high standard for future work. Giovanni’s translations capture the (...)
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  6. Between Kant and Hegel. Texts in the Development of Post-Kantian Idealism.George Di Giovanni & H. S. Harris - 1989 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 51 (2):370-370.
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    Kant's Metaphysics of Nature and Schelling's Ideas for a Philosophy of Nature.George Di Giovanni - 1979 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 17 (2):197-215.
  8. Faith Without Religion, Religion Without Faith: Kant and Hegel on Religion.George Di Giovanni - 2003 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 41 (3):365-383.
    The World, understood as a system of meaningful relations, is for Hegel the exclusive product of the human mind. In this, Hegel stands together with Kant in direct opposition to the Christian metaphysical tradition, according to which reality reflects God's ideas. For both Kant and Hegel, faith and religion therefore acquire new meaning. Yet, that meaning is just as different for each with respect to the other as it is for both with respect to the Christian tradition. This paper explores (...)
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  9. Reflection and Contradiction: A Commentary on Some Passages of Hegel's Science of Logic'.George Di Giovanni - 1973 - Hegel-Studien 8:131-62.
  10. Freedom and Religion in Kant and His Immediate Successors. The Vocation of Humankind, 1774-1800.George Di Giovanni - 2006 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 68 (3):621-624.
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    The Category of Contingency I N the Hegelian Logic.George di Giovanni - 1980 - Proceedings of the Hegel Society of America 4:179-200.
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    Hegel.George di Giovanni - 1997 - The Owl of Minerva 29 (1):91-95.
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    Hegel's Phenomenology and the Critique of the Enlightenment. An Essay in Interpretation.George di Giovanni - 1995 - Laval Théologique et Philosophique 51 (2):251-270.
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    The Early Fichte as Disciple of Jacobi.George di Giovanni - 1997 - Fichte-Studien 9:257-273.
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    Guida Al De Orbitis Planetarum di Hegel Ed Alle Sue Edizioni E Traduzioni; La Pars Destruens: Confutazione Dei Fondamenti Della Meccanica Celeste di Newton E Dei Suoi Presupposti Filosofici. [REVIEW]George di Giovanni - 1998 - The Owl of Minerva 29 (2):235-240.
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    Frederick C. Beiser, "The Fate of Reason. German Philosophy From Kant to Fichte". [REVIEW]George Di Giovanni - 1989 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 27 (2):314.
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    Main Philosophical Writings and the Novel Allwill.Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi & George di Giovanni - 2009 - Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    This scholarly edition is the first extensive English translation of Jacobi's major literary and philosophical classics. A key but somewhat eclipsed figure in the German Enlightenment, Jacobi had an enormous impact on philosophical thought in the later part of the eighteenth century, notably the way Kant was received And The early development of post-Kantian idealism. Jacobi's polemical tract Concerning the Doctrine of Spinoza in Letters to Herr Moses Mendelssohn propelled him to notoriety in 1785. This work, As well as David (...)
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    Memories of H. S. Harris, Mentor and Friend.George di Giovanni - 2006 - The Owl of Minerva 38 (1/2):5-6.
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    Briefe Über Die Kantische Philosophie. [REVIEW]George Di Giovanni - 2010 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 48 (2):251-252.
    Now that the edition of Fichte's works is complete, and those of Hegel's and Jacobi's practically complete, it is comforting to see that the edition of Reinhold's works, begun in 1983 with a first volume of his correspondence, but subsequently dormant, has finally been resumed in earnest. The two books under review are Reinhold's Letters on Kantian Philosophy that make up the two parts of the second of the twelve volumes now planned for the edition. An editorial board is supervising (...)
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    Jewish and Post-Christian Interpretations of Hegel: Emil Fackenheim and Henry S. Harris.George di Giovanni - 2009 - The Owl of Minerva 40 (2):221-237.
    Despite the radically different interests that motivate Emil Fackenheim’s and Henry Harris’s respective interpretations of Hegel, the two have significant points of commonality. They in fact come the closest precisely at points where they seem to differ most. The need and the possibility of ‘reconciliation’ is the theme that animates both interpretations, and both also agree in their assessment of Hegel’s treatment of ‘evil.’ There are nevertheless crucial differences separating the two, which the essay details. The essay concludes wondering, on (...)
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    On Chris L. Firestone and Nathan Jacobs’s In Defense of Kant’s Religion: A Comment.George di Giovanni - 2012 - Faith and Philosophy 29 (2):163-169.
    In this comment on Firestone and Jacobs’s book, In Defense of Kant’s Religion, I take issue with the authors’ strategy in demonstrating that it is possibleto positively incorporate religion and theology into Kant’s critical corpus, and their intention to focus on the coherence of Kant’s theory without necessarily recommending it for Christianity. Regarding, I argue that in pursuing their strategy the authors ignore the fact that Kant has transposed what appear to be traditional religious doctrines to a completely different level (...)
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    One More Note on the Translation of Hegel's Science of Logic.George di Giovanni - 2017 - The Owl of Minerva 49 (1):149-149.
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    Metaphysics and History in Hegel.George Di Giovanni - 1996 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 26 (1):124-132.
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    Consciousness and Reality: Hegel’s Philosophy of Subjectivity. [REVIEW]George di Giovanni - 1977 - The Owl of Minerva 9 (1):2-5.
    The reader of Joseph Navickas’s recent book will be disappointed if he expects the author to keep the promise made in the note on the back cover: “The book combines a textual analysis with a new constructive interpretation of the Phenomenology.” And the note goes on to say, “The complete working out of the notion of subjectivity requires a re-examination of the phenomenological transitions and a re-investigation of some allegedly insignificant achievements of the subject.” In point of fact there is (...)
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    Jacobi and Reinhold in the Spotlight: A Report on Two Recent Conferences.George di Giovanni - 2002 - The Owl of Minerva 34 (1):127-131.
    Two conferences recently held in Europe, one on Reinhold and the other on Jacobi, reflect this new development. Both testify to the present high degree of maturity reached by the scholarship on the subject. In both, the two philosophers finally emerge as figures spanning the distance between the late Aufklärung and the nineteenth century. In some respects, Jacobi and Reinhold are closer in mental attitudes to our contemporary world than any of the idealists. So far as the present writer is (...)
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    The Young Hegelians; An Anthology.George di Giovanni - 1984 - The Owl of Minerva 16 (1):80-83.
    It is not just rhetoric to ask why we should still be reading the Young Hegelians today. In spite of their commitment to action, their influence on the politics of the times was marginal at best; and even as philosophers, the movement of thought which they represented was all but dead by 1848. Now that we read them at a distance of over a century, it is clear that for once at least the fate meted out by circumstances was well (...)
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    A Note Regarding the Recent Translation of Hegel's "Greater Logic".George di Giovanni - 2012 - The Owl of Minerva 44 (1/2):143-143.
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    Paragraphs 20 and 26 of the Transcendental Deduction.George di Giovanni - 1980 - Idealistic Studies 10:131.
    Whether transcendental arguments are possible or not is a question that has received wide attention in the analytical literature of recent years. It is important to distinguish carefully, however, between Kant’s own Transcendental Deduction and the kind of reasoning which has lately been dubbed “transcendental.” Eva Schaper has accurately defined the difference some years ago. The “transcendental arguments” to which we have recently been accustomed are arguments that seek to establish the logical preconditions of empirical enquiry. They all start from (...)
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    International Fichte Congress in Jena.George di Giovanni - 1994 - The Owl of Minerva 26 (1):108-108.
    An International Fichte Congress was held at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat in Jena, September 26 to October 1, 1994, under the auspices of the Internationale Johann-Gottlieb-Fichte-Gesellschaft, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Wissenschaftslehre. Participants came from all corners of Eastern and Western Europe, Canada, Japan, and the United States. Well over one hundred papers were read on all aspects of Fichte’s philosophy and Fichte’s heritage. Among the participants from North America some were well known faces from the HSA, such as (...)
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    Report.George di Giovanni - 2003 - The Owl of Minerva 35 (1-2):109-109.
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    The Tenth Biennial Meeting of the Hegel Society of America.George di Giovanni - 1988 - The Owl of Minerva 20 (1):114-115.
    The meeting was held in Chicago from Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9, 1988, and was hosted by Loyola University. About 80 members and friends of the Society attended. The topic of discussion was the greater Logic.
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  32. Die Philosophie Schleiermachers: Erträge der Forschung No. 217. [REVIEW]George di Giovanni - 1987 - Idealistic Studies 17 (2):184-184.
    This is an excellent little book. As the title of the series to which it belongs indicates, it is intended as an account of the results of past and present research on Schleiermacher. The book opens with a brief statement of the contemporary relevance of this Romantic philosopher-theologian and of the difficulties of interpretation that his work presents. It then goes on with a detailed history of its reception, from early in the eighteenth century to the present. The history falls, (...)
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  33. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: The Science of Logic.George Di Giovanni (ed.) - 2010 - Cambridge University Press.
    This translation of The Science of Logic includes the revised Book I, Book II and Book III. Recent research has given us a detailed picture of the process that led Hegel to his final conception of the System and of the place of the Logic within it. We now understand how and why Hegel distanced himself from Schelling, how radical this break with his early mentor was, and to what extent it entailed a return to Fichte and Kant. In the (...)
     
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    Hegel and the Challenge of Spinoza: A Study in German Idealism, 1801–1831.George di Giovanni - 2021 - Cambridge University Press.
    Hegel and the Challenge of Spinoza explores the powerful continuing influence of Spinoza's metaphysical thinking in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century German philosophy. George di Giovanni examines the ways in which Hegel's own metaphysics sought to meet the challenges posed by Spinoza's monism, not by disproving monism, but by rendering it moot. In this, di Giovanni argues, Hegel was much closer in spirit to Kant and Fichte than to Schelling. This book will be of interest to students and researchers interested (...)
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  35. Rudiger Bubner, The Innovations of Idealism Reviewed By.George di Giovanni - 2004 - Philosophy in Review 24 (3):168-170.
  36. Rudiger Bubner, The Innovations of Idealism. [REVIEW]George di Giovanni - 2004 - Philosophy in Review 24:168-170.
     
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  37. Sacramentalizing the World: On Fichte’s Wissenschaftslehre of 1810.George di Giovanni - 2007 - Fichte-Studien 31:219-233.
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  38. “Wie Die Triebe, so der Sinn; Und Wie der Sinn, so Die Triebe”: Jacobi on Reason as a Form of Life.George di Giovanni - 2021 - In Manja Kisner & Jörg Noller (eds.), The Concept of Drive in Classical German Philosophy: Between Biology, Anthropology, and Metaphysics. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 107-126.
    Up to 1800, before Jacobi was diverted into a simplistic distinction between understanding and reason, he had what amounted to the sketch of a potentially interesting theory of experience. The theory had its source in the Herzensmensch side of Jacobi’s persona. It was summed up in a formula “Wie die Triebe, so der Sinn; und wie der Sinn, so die Triebe,” which Jacobi used first to confront Lessing, and then Mendelssohn. In the Dialogue David Hume, he further argued that Kant’s (...)
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  39. Werner Marx, The Philosophy of F.W.J. Schelling: History, System, and Freedom. [REVIEW]George di Giovanni - 1985 - Philosophy in Review 5:462-463.
     
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  40. Karl Leonhard Reinhold and the Enlightenment, Studies in German Idealism, Vol.George di Giovanni (ed.) - 2010
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    On Hegel’s Logic, Fragments of a Commentary. [REVIEW]George di Giovanni - 1982 - The Owl of Minerva 14 (1):1-6.
    This is good news for those of us who have tried for years to teach Hegel’s Logic only to discover each time that by the end of term we have not gone past the first few pages. We have finally a book on which we can rely to lead our students through the intricacies of at least some of its sections. Burbidge’s handling of the parts of the Logic which he has singled out for his commentary is detailed, lucid, accurate, (...)
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    Paragraphs 20 and 26 of the Transcendental Deduction.George di Giovanni - 1980 - Idealistic Studies 10 (2):131-145.
    Whether transcendental arguments are possible or not is a question that has received wide attention in the analytical literature of recent years. It is important to distinguish carefully, however, between Kant’s own Transcendental Deduction and the kind of reasoning which has lately been dubbed “transcendental.” Eva Schaper has accurately defined the difference some years ago. The “transcendental arguments” to which we have recently been accustomed are arguments that seek to establish the logical preconditions of empirical enquiry. They all start from (...)
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    A Reply to Professor Burbidge.George di Giovanni - 1984 - The Owl of Minerva 15 (2):240-240.
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    Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi.George di Giovanni - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    An Interpretation of the Logic of Hegel.George di Giovanni - 1985 - The Owl of Minerva 16 (2):221-224.
    It is difficult to pass a simple judgment on this latest commentary on Hegel’s Logic. Its aim, as stated in the preface.
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    Real Process: How Chemistry and Logic Combine in Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature.George di Giovanni - 1997 - Review of Metaphysics 51 (2):410-411.
    There is no doubt that the Philosophy of Nature constituted in Hegel’s mind an integral part of his system. Even in the early years of collaboration with Schelling at Jena, when Hegel’s contribution was to be the formulation of a logic consistent with Schelling’s new idealism, Hegel repeatedly produced sketches of a theory of nature. Though that early creative period in fact culminated with the Phenomenology of Spirit, a Philosophy of Nature eventually found its canonical place in the Encyclopedia, and (...)
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    A Second Note Regarding the Recent Translation of Hegel's "Greater Logic".George di Giovanni - 2015 - The Owl of Minerva 47 (1/2):169-170.
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    Das Problem der Subjektivitat in Hegels Logik, Hegel-Studien. [REVIEW]George di Giovanni - 1979 - The Owl of Minerva 11 (1):1-6.
    Heinz Kimmerle’s dating in 1967 of the Jena writings [“Zur Chronologie von Hegels Jenaer Schriften”, Hegel-Studien, 4, 125–176.] which definitely places at 1804–05 the fragment of a Reinschrift on Logic, Metaphysics and Philosophy of Nature previously thought to belong, on the authority of Rosenkranz, to the earlier Frankfurt period, throws a new light on the development of Hegel’s thought during the crucial Jena years. The fact that, throughout that period, Hegel was so much concerned with the Logic is significant both (...)
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    Karin de Boer, On Hegel: The Sway of the Negative[REVIEW]George di Giovanni - 2011 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2011 (1).
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    The Denver Meeting of the North American Fichte Society.George di Giovanni - 1993 - The Owl of Minerva 24 (2):253-253.
    The second biennial meeting of the North American Fichte Society was held at the University of Denver on March 19-23, 1993. Conveners were Daniel Breazeale of the University of Kentucky and Tom Rockmore of Duquesne University. Twenty-one members attended from the United States, Canada, and Switzerland. Sixteen papers were read over four sessions on all aspects of Fichte’s thought and its reception. The local arrangements by Jere Surber were excellent. It was decided to meet again in two years at Lexington, (...)
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