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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


On the Extension of Kant’s Elliptical Path in Hölderlin and Novalis

Karl Ameriks

in Kant's Elliptical Path

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199693689
eISBN:
9780191745584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693689.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses similarities between Kant and the poet-philosophers Hšlderlin and Novalis with respect to the thought of an elliptical path governing humanity's movement toward a recovery of ... More


Conclusion to Part 1:: Romanticism and 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/9780226084237.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter offers a brief summary of the preceding chapters, by recounting key moments in Novalis’ development and pointing to his most important influences. It argues that although Novalis is ... More


Who Was Mignon? What Was She?: Popular Catholicism and Schumann's Requiem, Op. 98b

Roe‐Min Kok

in Rethinking Schumann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393859
eISBN:
9780199894406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393859.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Following its premiere in November 1850 and several subsequent performances, Schumann's Requiem für Mignon, Op. 98b, received eight reviews, the overwhelming majority of which expressed ambivalence ... More


The Presence of the Sophist in Our Time

Barbara Cassin

in Jacques the Sophist: Lacan, Logos, and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823285754
eISBN:
9780823288779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285754.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Cassin distinguishes between the way Freud read the Greeks, reinterpreting their great myths in allegorical fashion, and Lacan’s more nuanced attention to the philosophical arguments, notably of the ... More


Preserving the Spell: Basile's "The Tale of Tales" and Its Afterlife in the Fairy-Tale Tradition

Armando Maggi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226242965
eISBN:
9780226243016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243016.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book emphasizes that folk and fairy tales are meant to undergo constant transformations to the point of becoming unrecognizable. My book questions the received idea that classical tales such as ... More


The Allure of the Wild: Backpacking as Spiritual Practice

Belden C. Lane

in Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199927814
eISBN:
9780197563274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199927814.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

For years i’ve been making solo backpacking trips into the wilderness of the Missouri Ozarks. Leaving on a Friday afternoon, I’ll invariably stuff a copy ... More


Irony and Idealism: Rereading Schlegel, Hegel, and Kierkegaard

Fred Rush

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199688227
eISBN:
9780191767531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688227.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Irony and Idealism investigates the historical and conceptual structure of the development of a philosophically distinctive conception of irony in early- to mid-nineteenth-century European ... More


Fragmentation and Progressivity: Saussure’s Semiotics in the Mirror of Early Romantic Epistemology

Boris Gasparov

in Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157803
eISBN:
9780231504454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter attempts to trace Saussure's intellectual roots. Exploring the philosophical ground from which his ideas emerged could lead to a reconfiguration of his entire intellectual landscape. In ... More


Linguistics of Speech: An Unrealizable Promise?

Boris Gasparov

in Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157803
eISBN:
9780231504454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter first considers Saussure's uncertainly about the key issue on which the whole edifice of theoretical linguistics was supposed to rest: namely, the idea of la langue as a plethora of ... More


Products of the Imagination: Mining, Luxury, and the Romantic Artist in Novalis’s Heinrich von Ofterdingen

Matt Erlin

in Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453045
eISBN:
9780801470431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453045.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines how the emergence of romanticism provided an emphatic endorsement of the novel as both luxury and fine art. The representation of mining in German romantic literature can be ... More


Beauty, Zulima, and Aline: The Marvel Preceding and Following the World According to Novalis

Armando Maggi

in Preserving the Spell: Basile's "The Tale of Tales" and Its Afterlife in the Fairy-Tale Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226242965
eISBN:
9780226243016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243016.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter opens with an analysis of the German poet Novalis’s view of fairy tale. In his philosophical tract The Universal Brouillon Novalis holds that a fairy tale should be mysterious and ... More


Romanticism

Mark Coeckelbergh

in New Romantic Cyborgs: Romanticism, Information Technology, and the End of the Machine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035460
eISBN:
9780262343084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035460.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In chapter 2 historical Romanticism is outlined as it emerged and thrived in Germany, Britain, and France around 1800 and as it reached deep into the nineteenth century. The works and lives of ... More


“Marriage Is the Most Exalted Secret”: Novalis on the Metaphysics and Semiotics of Marriage

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/9780226136950.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter tries to illustrate that Novalis' use of marriage-as-model is far less arbitrary than some of his notes can make it seem. Novalis' political writings of marriage addressed a veritable ... More


Beyond the Subjective Self:: Hemsterhuis, Kant, and the Question of the Whole

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/9780226084237.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter traces the development of Novalis’ conception of the self, following his engagement with the Dutch philosopher, Franz Hemsterhuis and his interest in Kant. It shows that it is in his ... 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


Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister: A Tendency of Romantic Philosophy

Elizabeth Millán

in Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Philosophy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190859268
eISBN:
9780190859299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859268.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter details Goethe’s influence on the development of early German Romantic philosophy. It explores some of the reasons why Goethe became a leading literary influence on early German Romantic ... More


Universal Organs: Novalis’s Romantic 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/9780823269402.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Novalis insisted in his encyclopedic writings that philosophy should be werkstellig (literally “realizing”), capable of making everything into organs. In his fragments from 1798 to 1800, he attempted ... More


History, Succession, and German Romanticism

Karl Ameriks

in Kantian Subjects: Critical Philosophy and Late Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198841852
eISBN:
9780191881435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841852.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter defends Early German Romanticism, defined by Schlegel and Novalis as “progressive,” “universal,” and “poetic,” as offering an ideal philosophy of history. The elliptical shape of the ... More


The Simplicity of the Sublime: A New Picturing of Nature in Caspar David Friedrich

Laure Cahen-Maurel

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/9780199976201.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

After Hegel’s famous philosophical dismissal of the sublime for its inadequacy, and in a postmodern age deprived of theological doctrines, there is increasing evidence for the relevance of Caspar ... More


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