Von der Pansophie zur Weltweisheit
Goethes analogisch-philosophische Konzepte
[From Pansophy to Universal Wisdom. Goethe's analogical and philosophical concepts]
Ed. by Schrader, Hans-Jürgen / Weder, Katharine
In collab. with Anderegg, Johannes
Aims and Scope
Analogical thinking, relations between microcosm and macrocosm, polarity and intensification, inspiration, magical, alchemistic, and magnetic/sympathetic concepts: key terms like these indicate the importance of the traditions of pansophist and holistic interpretation of the world in Goethe's literary and scientific works. Of equal significance is his engagement with 'universal wisdom' (Weltweisheit), as embodied in the philosophical and scientific tendencies of the age he lived in. The Geneva conference of the Swiss Goethe Society documented here casts light on Goethe's position in the rivalries tensions between old and new in his day.
- 23 x 15.5 cm
- xii, 188 pages
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