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Friedrich Schiller: The Citizen and the Dancer

Fania Oz-salzberger

in Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205197
eISBN:
9780191676543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205197.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter presents an account of German philosopher Friedrich Schiller as a reader of Adam Ferguson's works. It analyses Schiller's place in the context of contemporary German discourse and the ... More


Greek and Modern Tragedy

Joshua Billings

in Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159232
eISBN:
9781400852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159232.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter looks at idealist thought on the difference of antiquity and modernity. The starkest statement of the opposition of antiquity and modernity comes in Friedrich Schlegel's On the Study of ... More


Revolutionary Freedom

Joshua Billings

in Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159232
eISBN:
9781400852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159232.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter traces the concept of freedom in revolutionary context, and argues that Greek tragedy was a privileged vehicle for the investigation of freedom within history. Two revolutions, the ... More


. Beautiful Freedom: Schiller on the Aesthetic Education of Humanity

Fred Dallmayr

in In Search of the Good Life: A Pedogogy for Troubled Times

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124575
eISBN:
9780813134994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter provides some historical background in an attempt to profile Friedrich Schiller's work against prominent intellectual currents of modernity. It offers a condensed discussion of the main ... More


A Weimar Golden Age: 1770 to 1832

Michael H. Kater

in Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300170566
eISBN:
9780300210101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170566.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on Weimar's Golden Age between 1770 and 1832. During that period, Weimar was the capital of one of four independent Saxon duchies, in an area now called Thuringia, in the centre ... More


Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Paul Fleming

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Following Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's analysis of art's increasing difficulty to both engage and extricate itself from prosaic reality, this book investigates the strategies employed by German ... More


‘Über die Begierde der Weiber, Schriftstellerei zu treiben’: 1 Authorship and Gender

HELEN FRONIUS

in Women and Literature in the Goethe Era 1770-1820: Determined Dilettantes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199210923
eISBN:
9780191705793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210923.003.02
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the intersection of gender discourses and concepts of authorship in Germany. It asks three questions. First, how were definitions of femininity used in the criticism of women ... More


The Myth of Absence

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

"The Myth of Absence,” traces the myth that the philosophes and the mechanistic cosmology had eliminated the divine. It demonstrates that several key mythemes—the mythless age, the de-divination of ... More


The Average Artist (Goethe and Schiller on Dilettantism)

in Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the aesthetics of the genius by focusing on the literary and theoretical writings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller. In these writings, both Goethe and ... More


Berlin

Mike Higton

in A Theology of Higher Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643929
eISBN:
9780191738845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643929.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter, on the University of Berlin, argues that the Wissenschaftsideologie that surrounded the new university’s creation was, in part, an attempted repair of the broken and disputatious world ... More


Births of the Tragic

Joshua Billings

in Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159232
eISBN:
9781400852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159232.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This concluding chapter argues that although the close connections that gave life to tragedy were severed as the major thinkers drifted apart and turned to other concerns by 1807, in an important ... More


The Destination of Art

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on how the French Revolution triggered intense discussions among German poets and thinkers (Hegel, Schiller, and Höolderlin) on the possibilities of aesthetic politics and a new ... More


Hölderlin’s Elegies

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

For a better understanding of Friedrich Hölderlin's elegies it will be enough to mention two or three elements in the development of the genre in German. One is the naturalization of the couplet ... 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


Humboldt's Instruments: Even the Tools Will be Free

in The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226812205
eISBN:
9780226812229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226812229.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

André-Marie Ampère was firmly embedded in the social and intellectual milieu of Paris during the romantic period, frequenting salons and journals and staying in touch with his Lyonnais friends, ... More


‘An Alien Body’? Choral Autonomy around 1800

Joshua Billings

in Choruses, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670574
eISBN:
9780191759086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670574.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In ‘“An Alien Body”? Choral Autonomy around 1800’, Joshua Billings traces major developments in thought on the chorus of Greek tragedy from the late seventeenth century through German Idealism. Over ... More


Thirsting for Deeds: Schiller and the Historical Sublime

Eelco Runia

in Moved by the Past: Discontinuity and Historical Mutation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168205
eISBN:
9780231537575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168205.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines what conception of the “historical sublime” is actually operative in Friedrich Schiller's play Die Räuber (“The Robbers”), which has the benefit of treating the sublime from the ... More


Afterness and Translation: The Politics of Carrying Across

Gerhard Richter

in Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157704
eISBN:
9780231530347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157704.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines translation as a form of afterness. It first considers Odo Marquard’s interpretation of Martin Heidegger’s aesthetic gestures, and in particular of the latter’s understanding of ... More


Coming of Age: The Primal Scene

T.J. Reed

in Light in Germany: Scenes from an Unknown Enlightenment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226205106
eISBN:
9780226205243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226205243.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the beginning is the human birthright of thinking for yourself, as set out in Immanuel Kant’s great essay ‘What is Enlightenment?’ Coming of age brings with it the right and responsibility to ask ... More


The Anti-Jacobins

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The leading spirits behind The Anti-Jacobin of 1797–1798 were George Canning, William Gifford, and Hookham Frere, intelligent men who liked at least to claim that their targets were ideas rather than ... More


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