German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction explores what German philosophy tells us about some of the major problems of modernity. The growth of interest in German philosophy has to do with a widespread sense of crisis about the direction of the contemporary world. The tension between needs formerly catered for by religion and the social effects of modern science and modern capitalism is a key to much of German philosophy. How do we deal with clashes between the way science explains the world, and the other ways in which people interpret and feel about their world? The two-edged nature of German philosophy is valuable for addressing dilemmas in the contemporary world.