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Erdbeer, Robert Matthias

Die Signatur des Kosmos

Epistemische Poetik und die Genealogie der Esoterischen Moderne

[The Signature of the Cosmos]

Series:Studien zur deutschen Literatur 190

    159,95 € / $224.00 / £145.50*

    Hardcover
    Publication Date:
    August 2010
    ISBN
    978-3-484-18190-8
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Starting with a close analysis of Humboldt's famous Kosmos, this study discusses the genealogy of modern esoteric cosmography and its relations to 19th century fiction. As part of the antimaterialist movement since the 1840s, the esoteric works of Carl Gustav Carus (physiologist and painter), Gustav Theodor Fechner (founder of psychophysics), Ernst Haeckel (propagator of Darwinism), and Hanns Hörbiger (founder of the World Ice Theory) try to establish a modernist philosophy of nature, which became highly influential both in modern esotericism and scientific discourse, as well as in contemporary fiction.

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    Details

    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    x, 766 pages
    38 Fig.
    Language:
    German
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Esoterical Literature; Esoterical Philosophie; Cosmos; History of Science; Humboldt, Alexander von; Fechner, Gustav Theodor; Haeckel, Ernst; Carus, Carl Gustav
    Readership:
    Academics (German Studies, Literary Studies, Comparative Literature, Philosophy), Libraries, Institutes

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    Reviews

    „Mit seiner Untersuchung hat Erdbeer einen bedeutenden und fundierten Beitrag zur so genannten „Poetologie des Wissens“ geleistet, dessen vielfältige Ergebnisse und Anregungen gerade auch in Bezug auf das Verhältnis von Text und Abbildung hier nur andeutungsweise angeführt werden konnten.“
    Maria-Christina Boerner in: Arbitrium 3/2012

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