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Wübben, Yvonne

Gespenster und Gelehrte

Die ästhetische Lehrprosa Georg Friedrich Meiers (1718-1777)

[Ghosts and Scholars. The aesthetic didactic prose of Georg Friedrich Meier (1718–1777)]

Series:Hallesche Beiträge zur Europäischen Aufklärung 34

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    February 2012
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    Aims and Scope

    Yvonne Wübben examines a tract on ghosts published in 1747 by the Enlightenment figure and aestheticist G.F. Meier from Halle. She reveals the topical conditions behind its creation, together with its function of bundling
    knowledge. The study shows how aesthetics in Halle reacted to an empiricisation of knowledge. Reports of ghosts provide an opportunity to reflect on experience and to make a stand against the ›New Sciences‹ in the market-place of knowledge. Evidence of the patterns of reception developing here can be traced in literary authors (Goethe, Schiller).


    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    ix, 360 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Meier, Georg Friedrich; history of esthetics; Belief in ghosts

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