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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


Friedrich Schlegel and the Myth of Irony

Kevin Newmark

in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The question of the philosophical significance of irony is paradoxical to the extent that it was first posed in a theoretical manner by Friedrich Schlegel, whose own seriousness as a philosopher will ... More


Originality

Timothy Saunders

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Over the past two hundred years or so, Roman culture has often been characterised as unoriginal and imitative, especially in comparison with that of the Greeks. In recent years, this characterisation ... 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


Presenting Nature:: From the System of Fragments to the Romantic Novel

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/9780226084237.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter investigates Schlegel’s notion of fragment and explicates the way in which Schlegel employed the metaphor of the plant to construct his ideal of a “system of fragments.” In opposition to ... 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 Romantic Conception of Life: Science and Philosophy in the Age of Goethe

Robert J. Richards

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712109
eISBN:
9780226712185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712185.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

“All art should become science and all science art; poetry and philosophy should be made one.” Friedrich Schlegel's words perfectly capture the project of the German Romantics, who believed that the ... More


Friedrich Schlegel's Hermeneutics

Michael N. Forster

in German Philosophy of Language: From Schlegel to Hegel and beyond

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199604814
eISBN:
9780191809941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604814.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter explores Friedrich Schlegel's contribution to the development of hermeneutics, the theory of interpretation. German scholar Hermann Patsch identifies the following four doctrines as ... More


Friedrich Schlegel

Michael N. Forster

in German Philosophy of Language: From Schlegel to Hegel and beyond

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199604814
eISBN:
9780191809941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604814.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on Friedrich Schlegel, the main founder of German Romanticism. Schlegel made groundbreaking contributions to the theory of language, hermeneutics, and general aesthetics. He was ... More


Romantic Love and the Denial of Difference: Friedrich Schlegel and Dorothea Veit

Katja Garloff

in Mixed Feelings: Tropes of Love in German Jewish Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704963
eISBN:
9781501706011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704963.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter moves into the early Romantic period, when the increased social interaction between Jews and Christians in the Romantic salons led to much-discussed interfaith love affairs that found ... More


Marriage between Chaos and Product: Friedrich and Dorothea Schlegel

in Uncivil Unions: The Metaphysics of Marriage in German Idealism and Romanticism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226136936
eISBN:
9780226136950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136950.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter elaborates how other theorists and poets of Frühromantik dealt with the question of the sign, of communication, and of unification. In particular, it presents a story of an extramarital ... More


Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Kevin Newmark

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is it about irony—as an object of serious philosophical reflection and a literary technique of considerable elasticity—that makes it an occasion for endless critical debate? This book responds ... More


From Epistemology to Ontology:: The Lectures on Transcendental Idealism

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/9780226084237.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the transition in Schlegel’s thought from transcendental philosophy or epistemology to ontology. In contrast to widespread interpretations of Schlegel as an epistemologist, the ... More


Receptive Spirit: German Idealism and the Dynamics of Cultural Transmission

Márton Dornbach

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268290
eISBN:
9780823272495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268290.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Beginning with Kant, German idealist philosophers undertake a radical rethinking of the nature of human mindedness whose ramifications have yet to be fully assessed. At the heart of this project is ... More


New Philosophical Ideals:: Schlegel’s Critique of First Principles

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/9780226084237.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Schlegel’s earliest philosophical writings, including his review of Jacobi’s novel, Woldemar and critical notes on the Wissenschaftslehre from 1795-96. It elaborates Schlegel’s ... More


“No Poetry, No Reality”: Schlegel, Wittgenstein, Fiction, and Reality

Keren Gorodeisky

in The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199976201
eISBN:
9780199395507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199976201.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Friedrich Schlegel’s remarks about poetry and reality are notoriously baffling. They are often regarded as outlandish, or “poetically exaggerated” statements, since they are taken to suggest that ... More


Herder, Schlegel, Humboldt, and the Birth of Modern Linguistics

Michael N. Forster

in German Philosophy of Language: From Schlegel to Hegel and beyond

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199604814
eISBN:
9780191809941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604814.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter provides an account of the origins of the modern science of linguistics. It focuses on the three thinkers — Herder, Friedrich Schlegel, and Wilhelm von Humboldt — who played significant ... 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


The Politics of the Copula: Love, Marriage, and the Question of Judgment

in Uncivil Unions: The Metaphysics of Marriage in German Idealism and Romanticism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226136936
eISBN:
9780226136950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136950.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter reviews the early Idealist theory of the judgment as developed in response to Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi. It summarizes the political valence of the critique of ... More


Sociability and the Conduct of Philosophy: What We Can Learn from Early German Romanticism

Jane Kneller

in The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199976201
eISBN:
9780199395507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199976201.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This paper describes the model of sociability developed by the early German romantics with the aim of showing its relevance to academic discourses aiming to be more diverse and inclusive. The paper ... More


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