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Poesie und Mechanik als Weltmodell

Zu Faktur und ideengeschichtlichem Gehalt von Nicodemus Frischlins Lehrgedicht (1575) über die Straßburger Münsteruhr

Wilhelm Kühlmann
From the journal Scientia Poetica


The article deals with Nicodemus Frischlin’s didactic poem on Strasbourg’s astronomical clock and its epistemic implications. It focuses on the interrelations between patriotic and anthropological dimensions as well as the underlying theoretical approaches towards (artistic) creation. Additionally, it discusses the specific textual representation of knowledge, distinguishing between factual, orientational, and ethical knowledge: The mechanism of the clock and its transformation into poetry refers to a comprehensive world model, rather than to a mere tool for telling the time.

Online erschienen: 2016-12-21
Erschienen im Druck: 2016-12-1

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