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

Dalia Nassar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084060
eISBN:
9780226084237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084237.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

While the notion of the absolute is most often identified with Hegel’s philosophical system, The Romantic Absolute explicates the significance of the absolute in the epistemology and metaphysics of ... More


Philosophy and Theology, 1800–1900

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

German idealists such as Friedrich Schelling and theologians such as Wilhelm Benecke and Julius Müller build on Kant's foundation of preexistence as a basis for freedom. Joseph Smith makes Mormonism ... More


Schelling

Berbeli Wanning

in Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226768373
eISBN:
9780226768397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768397.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter provides the biography of Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling and describes his particular thoughts on musical philosophy. Schelling was born in Leonberg on January 27, 1775. In his final ... More


Polarität und Steigerung: 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


Logos and Its Others: Feeling, the Abyss, Willing, and Kritik (Schleiermacher, Schelling, Schopenhauer, Feuerbach)

John H. Smith

in Dialogues between Faith and Reason: The Death and Return of God in Modern German Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449277
eISBN:
9780801463273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449277.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the responses and alternatives of four philosophers to Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's conception of God as spirit or Geist: Friedrich Schleiermacher, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph ... More


Critique and the Ends of Reason

Christian Kerslake

in Immanence and the Vertigo of Philosophy: From Kant to Deleuze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635900
eISBN:
9780748671823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635900.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores Immanuel Kant's own systematic account of the critical project. It also demonstrates how Kant locates the implicit metacritical dimension of the critical project within a ... More


The Early Schelling: Between Fichte and Spinoza

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/9780226084237.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Schelling’s earliest philosophical writings, and argues that until 1796, Schelling was much more influenced by Spinoza than by Fichte. It illustrate that although Schelling ... More


Identity Philosophy and the Philosophy of Art

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/9780226084237.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Schelling’s turn to reason following the System. It contends that the problem with the work of art has to do with the fact that it remains an object, opposed to the subject. As ... More


The Rediscovery of the Eternal Evangel

Gould Warwick and Reeves Marjorie

in Joachim of Fiore

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242306
eISBN:
9780191697081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242306.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

The burden of virtually all the early nineteenth-century visionaries — whatever their particular political or philosophical outlook — was the necessity of ‘religion’ in the approaching new era. They ... More


Introduction

Saitya Brata Das

in The Political Theology of Schelling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416900
eISBN:
9781474426961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416900.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This study makes manifest the ‘eschatological’ or ‘messianic’ spirit in Schelling's work that insists on the ‘structural ... More


Actuality Without Potentiality

Saitya Brata Das

in The Political Theology of Schelling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416900
eISBN:
9781474426961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416900.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter offers a reading of some of Schelling's last works, including the first few lectures on positive philosophy and on revelation that he delivered at the University of Berlin in 1841–42. It ... 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


Schelling, the Philosophy of Nature, and Constructivism

Tom Rockmore

in German Idealism as Constructivism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226349909
eISBN:
9780226350073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226350073.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The fourth chapter is entitled “Schelling, the philosophy of nature, and constructivism.” Schelling, even more than Reinhold, is a protean thinker. But like Reinhold, Schelling’s relationship to ... More


The Rhythm of History

Saitya Brata Das

in The Political Theology of Schelling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416900
eISBN:
9781474426961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416900.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents a reading of the posthumously published fragment The Ages of the World (Die Weltalter) to show that the deconstruction of sovereignty demands a re-thinking of the question of ... More


Prophetic Poetry, ad Infinitum: Friedrich Schlegel’s Daybreak

Kristina Mendicino

in Prophecies of Language: The Confusion of Tongues in German Romanticism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274017
eISBN:
9780823274062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274017.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter revolves around Friedrich Schlegel’s Daybreak, a project that preoccupied him throughout his writing career, from the last days of early Romanticism to his notebooks from the 1820s. ... More


The Longing for a System: German Idealism

Vittorio Hösle

in A Short History of German Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167190
eISBN:
9781400883042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167190.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines German idealism, which is the only philosophical school of thought has retained the epithet “German.” The reason being is because it was the most intellectually ambitious ... More


The Non-Sovereign Exception

Saitya Brata Das

in The Political Theology of Schelling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416900
eISBN:
9781474426961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416900.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter reads the Stuttgart lectures of 1810 to show how Schelling is concerned with elaborating an eschatological conception of being. The lectures show Schelling understanding eschatology in ... More


The Tragic Dissonance

Saitya Brata Das

in The Political Theology of Schelling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416900
eISBN:
9781474426961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416900.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents a reading of Schelling's 1795 epistolary essay Philosophical Letters on Dogmatism and Criticism, where he first raises the problematic of the tragic. It is shown that ... More


Hegel, Identity, and Constructivism

Tom Rockmore

in German Idealism as Constructivism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226349909
eISBN:
9780226350073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226350073.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

“Hegel, Identity and Constructivism,” the fifth chapter, examines the relationship of Hegel, beginning in the so-called Differenzschrift, his first philosophical publication, to Kant, Fichte and ... 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


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