By Steven D. Martinson
Friedrich Schiller isn't really purely one among Germany's most well known poets. he's additionally one of many significant German individuals to global literature. In Germany, Schiller celebrations and commemorations nonetheless play a job within the formation of public opinion, and the timeless phrases he gave to characters reminiscent of 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 significant mirrored image, resulting in his perfect of a extra humane humanity. while, he was once absolutely cognizant of the issues that attend a variety of kinds of idealism. but for Schiller, finally, love is still the gravitational heart of the universe and of human life, and past existence and demise pleasure prevails. This choice of state of the art essays by way of many of the world's best Schiller specialists constitutes a milestone in scholarship that's rather well timed in view of the two hundredth anniversary of the poet's loss of life in 2005. precise recognition 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 members additionally stay delicate to the a number of degrees on which the poet was once operating. the amount 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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Eine Phantasie”), space travel (“Die seligen Augenblicke”), and the fact of gravity, the animal world, and the “animal,” that is, corporeal, nature of the human being that Schiller investigates in his dissertation, Über den Zusammenhang der tierischen Natur des Menschen mit seiner geistigen, their relationship to the operations of the mind and to scientific accounts of various aspects of nature, such as Dr. Sulzers Abgekürzte Geschichte der INSECTEN Nach dem Linaeischen System (Dr. Sulzer’s Shortened History of Insects According to the Linaean System, 1776), and one of the most fundamental aspects of Schiller’s Gesamtwerk, that 18 STEVEN D.
To what extent does Schiller’s sidestepping of Haller in the early phases of his work on physiology constitute a critique of authority? It is a curious fact that Schiller’s committee members, Johann Friedrich Consbruch, Christian Konrad Klein, and Christian Gottlieb Reuss, criticized Schiller’s scientific writing style for its literary metaphors or “poetic turns of phrase that so often disturb the calm flow of the philosophical style” (Dewhurst/Reeves, 286). What is the relationship between science and literature in Schiller’s works?
Tübingen: Max Niemeyer, 1990. Sulzer, Johann Heinrich. Dr. 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.