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Disenchanted Aristotelian Naturalism

Terry Pinkard

in Hegel's Naturalism: Mind, Nature, and the Final Ends of Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199860791
eISBN:
9780199932986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860791.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

A disenchanted nature cannot provide us with such orientation. Nonetheless, even though nature as a whole is without purpose, there are purposes in nature. To understand something as the organ of a ... More


Alchemy, Paracelsus, and German Naturphilosophie

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

in The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195320992
eISBN:
9780199852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320992.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the works of Paracelsus on alchemy and German Naturphilosophie and its relation to the history of Western esotericism. It suggests that alchemy played a large part in ... More


Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ

Leif Weatherby

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269402
eISBN:
9780823269457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269402.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ reconstructs Romantic Organology, a discourse that German Romantics developed by combining scientific and philosophical discourses about biological function and ... More


Conclusion to Part 3

Dalia Nassar

in The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in Early German Romantic Philosophy, 1795-1804

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084060
eISBN:
9780226084237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084237.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This brief reiteration of Schelling’s development suggests that in Schelling one finds a vivid presentation of key romantic ideas and questions. Thus, instead of interpreting Schelling as the ... More


Conclusion: The Romantic Absolute

Dalia Nassar

in The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in Early German Romantic Philosophy, 1795-1804

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084060
eISBN:
9780226084237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084237.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The final section of the book elaborates the connections between the three thinkers examined, and maintains that, in spite of their differences, they agreed on the most fundamental level. It points ... More


The Gestation of German Biology: Philosophy and Physiology from Stahl to Schelling

John H. Zammito

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226520797
eISBN:
9780226520827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520827.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This study traces the gestation of German biology from the debate about organism between Stahl and Leibniz to the formulation of developmental morphology in the era of Kielmeyer and Schelling. Over ... More


Nature, Science, Vision

C. W. Thompson

in French Romantic Travel Writing: Chateaubriand to Nerval

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199233540
eISBN:
9780191730948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233540.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In addition to the few more practical travelogues analysed in the previous chapter, four ambitious works show the genre aiming to substantially enrich readers’ understanding of the world, works that ... More


Electric Sounds

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Those who followed Leonhard Euler’s wave theory of light often re-engaged its relation to sound. The study of electricity and magnetism resonated with ongoing initiatives in light and sound, ... More


H.G. Bronn, Ernst Haeckel, and the Origins of German Darwinism: A Study in Translation and Transformation

Sander Gliboff

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262072939
eISBN:
9780262273923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262072939.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The German translation of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species appeared in 1860, just months after the original, thanks to Heinrich Georg Bronn, a distinguished German paleontologist whose work ... More


Language Ensouled

Sarah M. Pourciau

in The Writing of Spirit: Soul, System, and the Roots of Language Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275625
eISBN:
9780823277179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275625.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter One traces the 19th century development of a new way of thinking about language structure, and about systematicity more generally, in the work of German linguists like Jacob Grimm, Franz ... More


The Philosophy of Nature

Dalia Nassar

in The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in Early German Romantic Philosophy, 1795-1804

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084060
eISBN:
9780226084237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084237.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Schelling’s turn to nature, and engages with the debates concerning the origins of his transformed understanding of nature. While in his early writings on nature, Schelling had ... More


Youth and Education (Zittau and Leipzig 1817–1839)

Frederick C. Beiser

in Late German Idealism: Trendelenburg and Lotze

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682959
eISBN:
9780191763090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682959.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 2 discusses Lotze’s early years in Zittau and Leipzig, especially the important influences upon him (Fechner and Weisse) and his general intellectual context. It analyzes Lotze’s early ... More


Romanticizing Nature and the Self

Dalia Nassar

in The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in Early German Romantic Philosophy, 1795-1804

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084060
eISBN:
9780226084237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084237.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter offers a discussion of Novalis’ philosophy of nature, and his parallel concern with education and moral development. It argues that in both instances, Novalis is concerned with ... More


A Living Organon of the Sciences

Dalia Nassar

in The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in Early German Romantic Philosophy, 1795-1804

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084060
eISBN:
9780226084237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084237.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the meaning and implication of this claim, and elaborates Novalis’ conception of an “encyclopedia” of knowledge. It argues that for Novalis the artistic or creative mind is most ... More


Becoming, Nature, and Freedom

Dalia Nassar

in The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in Early German Romantic Philosophy, 1795-1804

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084060
eISBN:
9780226084237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084237.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Schlegel’s understanding of the relationship between the infinite and the finite, and shows how Schlegel seeks to conceive the relation in decisively different terms from the ... More


Between Myth and Science: Naturphilosphie and the Ends of Organology

Leif Weatherby

in Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269402
eISBN:
9780823269457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269402.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter describes the process of scientific disciplinarization in the different uses of “organ” among the Naturphilosophen and in the works of Franz Joseph Gall. Even as functional morphology ... More


The Gestation of German Biology

John H. Zammito

in The Gestation of German Biology: Philosophy and Physiology from Stahl to Schelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226520797
eISBN:
9780226520827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520827.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

There is need for history of eighteenth-century biology, especially concerning German developments in that era. German approaches to the life sciences have suffered continual disparagement by ... More


<i>Polarität und Steigerung</i>: The Self-Organization of Nature and the Actualization of Life

John H. Zammito

in The Gestation of German Biology: Philosophy and Physiology from Stahl to Schelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226520797
eISBN:
9780226520827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520827.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

To establish life science on a systematic basis required an integrating principle for the specific conception of organic form and its integration further into a general system of nature. The key ... More


<i>Naturphilosophie</i> and Physiology

John H. Zammito

in The Gestation of German Biology: Philosophy and Physiology from Stahl to Schelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226520797
eISBN:
9780226520827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520827.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Schelling’s Naturphilosophie provided a powerful theoretical support system for the innovations in physiology that established biology as a special science in the early nineteenth century. He clearly ... More


| 1801–2 | 1801–2 Jena: Romanticism, Salons, and Societies

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Ørsted encounters the early Romantic spirit of Jena University represented by Fichte, Goethe and Schiller. In Berlin he becomes a regular guest at Madam Herz's salon, magnetized by her charm, and is ... More


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