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The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature

Malcolm Budd

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199259656
eISBN:
9780191597121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259658.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Consists of four self‐contained essays on the aesthetics of nature, which complement one another by exploring the subject from different points of view. The first is concerned with how the idea of ... More


Natural Philosophy: Physics

Christopher M. Cullen

in Bonaventure

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195149258
eISBN:
9780199785131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149258.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

During the 12th century, certain questions came into focus and inspired speculation about the heavens and the earth, namely, “mobile being”. In other words, nature was “discovered” in the 12th ... 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


Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat

Dominic Scott (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199289974
eISBN:
9780191711008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289974.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book pays tribute to the highly influential work of Myles Burnyeat, whose contributions to the study of ancient philosophy have done much to enhance the profile of the subject around the world. ... More


Nature and Being: Heidegger

Fred Dallmayr

in Return to Nature?: An Ecological Counterhistory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134338
eISBN:
9780813135953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134338.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Martin Heidegger studied existential phenomenology and ontology and was Merleau-Ponty's German contemporary. Heidegger also transformed his thought from reflection toward a more existential ... More


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


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


A New Christianity for the People: German Sermons, Part 1

Kurt Flasch

in Meister Eckhart: Philosopher of Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204865
eISBN:
9780300216370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204865.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Meister Eckhart's German sermons, in which he reflects on a reform of Christianity, a new philosophy of nature, and ethics. It first considers Eckhart's views about the grounds ... More


The Relational Self: AsianViews of Nature and Human Nature

Anna L. Peterson

in Being Human: Ethics, Environment, and Our Place in the World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226548
eISBN:
9780520926059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226548.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter examines how the two important Asian traditions of Buddhism and Taoism have envisioned humanity's place in the world and relations to nature and other animals. It explores a number of ... More


Epicurus, Lucretius, and the Crisis of Atheism

Victor Nuovo

in John Locke: The Philosopher as Christian Virtuoso

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198800552
eISBN:
9780191840449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800552.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The situation that gave rise to a crisis of atheism was in part literary, in part ideological. The rediscovery of Lucretius’ De rerum natura and Book X of Diogenes Laertius’ Lives of Eminent ... More


Introduction

in Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309903
eISBN:
9780226309910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309910.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book aims to document Richard Rorty's journey from being an intellectually precocious adolescent on the school yards of rural New Jersey to becoming the one of the most influential contemporary ... More


The Nature of Artifacts

Steven Vogel

in Thinking like a Mall: Environmental Philosophy after the End of Nature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029100
eISBN:
9780262326988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029100.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Environmental restoration projects have been criticized by some (e.g. Katz) on the grounds that restored environments are no longer “natural,” but are rather anthropocentric “artifacts.” Nature for ... More


Schopenhauer’s Pessimism in Light of His Evolving System

Sandra Shapshay

in Reconstructing Schopenhauer's Ethics: Hope, Compassion, and Animal Welfare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190906801
eISBN:
9780190906832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190906801.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the pessimistic doctrine that Schopenhauer does espouse is that (a) there is a preponderance of undeserved suffering in the world; (b) this is an extremely bad-making feature ... 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


Locating Thoreau, Reorienting Philosophy

James D. Reid, Rick Anthony Furtak, and Jonathan Ellsworth

in Thoreau's Importance for Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239306
eISBN:
9780823239344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239306.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Although the writings of Henry David Thoreau are regarded around the world as classics of American literature, Thoreau is seldom taken seriously as a philosopher. Examining why Thoreau might qualify ... More


Consciousness, Language, and Nature: Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Mind and Nature

Günter Abel

in Nietzsche on Mind and Nature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198722236
eISBN:
9780191789083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722236.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter focuses on the triangular relation between consciousness, language, and nature in Nietzsche’s thinking, by developing the following arguments related to some major views in current ... More


Coda: Old Materialism, or Romantic Marx

Amanda Jo Goldstein

in Sweet Science: Romantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226458441
eISBN:
9780226458588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226458588.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Each of the book’s chapters differently argues for a Romantic poetic conjunction, through the problem of natural “life,” between materialisms of nature associated with Enlightenment science and the ... 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


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