By Steven D. Martinson
Friedrich Schiller isn't really purely considered one of Germany's best poets. he's additionally one of many significant German participants to global literature. In Germany, Schiller celebrations and commemorations nonetheless play a task within the formation of public opinion, and the timeless phrases he gave to characters similar to Marquis Posa in Don Carlos and Wilhelm inform within the eponymous drama proceed to underscore the necessity for human freedom. Schiller cultivated wish within the actualization of ethical wisdom via aesthetic schooling and important mirrored image, resulting in his excellent of a extra humane humanity. while, he used to be totally cognizant of the issues that attend a number of types of idealism. but for Schiller, eventually, love is still the gravitational heart of the universe and of human life, and past lifestyles and loss of life pleasure prevails. This selection of state of the art essays by means of a few of the world's best Schiller specialists constitutes a milestone in scholarship that's fairly well timed in view of the 2 hundredth anniversary of the poet's dying in 2005. targeted realization is given to either the paradigm shifts in Schiller's paintings in its improvement through the years and the indelible imprint of the early writings on his later works. The participants additionally stay delicate to the a number of degrees on which the poet used to be operating. the quantity comprises in-depth discussions of Schiller's significant dramatic and poetic works, his essays on aesthetics, and his actions as historian, anthropologist, and physiologist, in addition to of his relation to the ancients and of Schiller reception in twentieth-century Germany. participants: Steven D. Martinson, Walter Hinderer, David Pugh, Otto Dann, Werner von Stransky-Stranka-Greifenfels, J. M. van der Laan, Rolf-Peter Janz, Lesley Sharpe, Norbert Oellers, Dieter Borchmeyer, Karl S. Guthke, Wulf Koepke.
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Not least of all, the earthquake in Lisbon on November 1, 1755 so shattered the Enlightenment’s belief in reason and optimism that, by means of a dialectical turnabout, as portrayed by Schiller through the fate of the SCHILLER’S PHILOSOPHICAL AESTHETICS 29 fictive materialist Franz von Moor, the negative side of this worldview came forcefully to light. The question of responsibility within the discourse of theodicy in the period 1755–1789, which has been described as a double shift of phase from optimism to pessimism and then again from pessimism to optimism (Weinrich, 66–67), becomes further and further displaced into transcendental philosophy, which, not without reason, came to be known as a secularized “theodicy without God” (“Theodizee ohne Gott”) (Marquard, 1987, 81).
Cotta, 1830. Zeller, Bernhard. Schiller: Eine Bildbiographie. Munich: Kindler, 1958. Intellectual-Historical Settings Schiller’s Philosophical Aesthetics in Anthropological Perspective Walter Hinderer F RIEDRICH SCHILLER, KNOWN FROM TIME TO TIME, both positively and negatively, as the German Shakespeare, was not only one of the greatest German playwrights but also one of the first modern European intellectuals. It is no accident that we find in his Über naive und sentimentale Dichtung (On Naïve and Sentimental Poetry, 1795–96) a kind of aesthetics of modernity, one that left visible traces in the theoretical writings of the Early Romantics.
Sulzers Abgekürzte Geschichte der INSEKTEN: Nach dem Linaeischen System. 2 parts. Winterthur: H. Steiner u. , 1776. Ugrinsky, Alexej, ed. Friedrich von Schiller and the Drama of Human Existence. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988. Werner, Charlotte M. Friedrich Schiller und seine Leidenschaften. Düsseldorf: Droste, 2004. Wolzogen, Caroline von. Schillers Leben, verfaßt aus Erinnerungen der Familie, seinen eigenen Briefen und den Nachrichten seines Freundes Körner. 2 parts in 1 vol. Stuttgart/Tübingen: J.
A Companion to the Works of Friedrich Schiller (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture) by Steven D. Martinson