The Course of Remembrance and Other Essays on Hölderlin by Dieter Henrich

By Dieter Henrich

Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) has lengthy been well-known as one of many maximum poets of the German language, yet his value to philosophy has surfaced basically relatively lately. even if Schelling and Hegel stated Hölderlin early on as their equivalent, for a very long time his philosophical notion remained unknown open air the small circle of his buddies. one of the such a lot favorite figures within the rediscovery of Hölderlin's suggestion is Dieter Henrich, who, in a chain of hugely influential experiences during the last thirty years, has proven that Hölderlin performed a decisive function within the improvement of philosophy from Kant to Hegel, and therefore within the formation of German Idealism. between different issues, Henrich proven that Hölderlin, whereas nonetheless a scholar, introduced a robust critique of Fichte's Wissenschaftslehre and defined a substitute for the dominant view of the basis of philosophy. This substitute proved pathbreaking for his philosophical buddies, forcing Hegel, for instance, to desert his personal Kantianism and, finally, to provide systematic articulation to a place that went even past Hölderlin's. This quantity contains six of Henrich's most vital essays on Hölderlin's philosophical value. one of the themes mentioned are Hölderlin's motivation and methodological orientation in his paintings on German Idealism, the highbrow surroundings of Hölderlin's pupil years and the philosophical difficulties that occupied him, Hölderlin's angle towards any first-principle philosophy, and the advanced own and philosophical relationships among Hegel and Hölderlin. The final essay is a protracted, unique interpretation of 1 of Hölderlin's maximum poems, "Remembrance." In elucidating its lyric composition and constitution, Henrich additionally seeks to teach the way it comprises and develops Hölderlin's philosophical idea.

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24 Love and marriage did not go together on the eighteenth-century stage. Love thrived outside marriage in assignations, intrigues, innuendoes, and impersonations. 25 Rope ladders and balconies accommodated ardent lovers; disguises deceived suspicious spouses, parents, and guardians; closets and chimneys concealed paramours. Everyone spent most of his or her time deceiving others and skirting the truth. On those occasional moments when people spoke directly, they made a jest of fidelity. 23. ," 28 January 1768.

24 Love and marriage did not go together on the eighteenth-century stage. Love thrived outside marriage in assignations, intrigues, innuendoes, and impersonations. 25 Rope ladders and balconies accommodated ardent lovers; disguises deceived suspicious spouses, parents, and guardians; closets and chimneys concealed paramours. Everyone spent most of his or her time deceiving others and skirting the truth. On those occasional moments when people spoke directly, they made a jest of fidelity. 23. ," 28 January 1768.

They tacked skull-and-crossbones on paths that led to corruption; they identified 6. , "Journal," in Massachusetts Historical Society, Proceedings 49 (Boston, 1915-1916): 479. 7. Quincy, "London Journal," in op. cit. 50 (1916-1917): 439. 8. , 450, 464. 9. Quincy, "Journal," 479. 24 Toward a More Perfect Union specific vices and cordoned them off. The debates and discussions took place behind closed doors, and the members left behind no written records: no explanations, no personal tidbits, no evidence of squabbles.

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