Work profiles. Philosophers and Writers of the 17th and 18th Centuries
Ed. by Frank Grunert and Gideon Stiening
The series “Work profiles” gathers interpretations as faithful to the text as possible and annotated editions of comprehensive works by individual philosophers, scientists and writers of the 17th and 18th centuries.
The focus is on writers who have encouraged innovation in the discussions of their time or made syntheses, whose importance has so far not sufficiently been acknowledged by the scholarship. The analyses published in the series establish work profiles, that is, provide an accurate reconstruction of the internal structure of a work as well as an examination of its theoretical merits in the context of the relevant contemporary sets of issues.
Depending on the bibliographical status of the text, the analyses are supplemented by annotated source editions. A dual perspective offering both an internal and an external vantage point reveals new objective problems and illuminates the genesis as well as the productivity of the theoretical context of the Enlightenment. The series, published by Walter de Gruyter (Berlin, Boston) thus creates a new basis for the interpretation of the intellectual culture of the 17th and 18th centuries.
- Johann Georg Sulzer (1720-1779): Aufklärung zwischen Christian Wolff und David Hume. Edited by Frank Grunert and Gideon Stiening. (WP 1). Berlin, Boston 2011.
- Michael Hißmann (1752-1784): ein materialistischer Philosoph der deutschen Aufklärung. Edited by Heiner Klemme, Gideon Stiening and Falk Wunderlich. (WP 2). Berlin, Boston 2012.
- Michael Hißmann: Ausgewählte Werke. Edited by Udo Roth and Gideon Stiening. (WP 3). Berlin, Boston 2012.
- Johann Christoph Gottsched (1700-1766): Philosophie, Poetik und Wissenschaft. Edited by Eric Achermann, in collaboration with Nadine Lenuweit and Vincenz Pieper. (WP 4). Berlin, Boston 2014.
- Johann Nikolaus Tetens (1736-1807). Philosophie in der Tradition des europäischen Empirismus. Edited by Gideon Stiening and Udo Thiel. (WP 6). Berlin, Boston 2014.
- Johann Nikolaus Tetens: Philosophische Versuche über die menschliche Natur und ihre Entwicklung. Edited by Udo Roth and Gideon Stiening. (WP 6). Berlin, Boston 2014.
- Georg Friedrich Meier (1718-1777): Philosophie als „wahre Weltweisheit“. Edited by Frank Grunert and Gideon Stiening. (WP 7). Berlin, Boston 2015.