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By J. M. Bernstein

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Vintage and Romantic German Aesthetics. Edited by means of: J. M. Bernstein. Cambridge college Press, 2002. 356 pages (Cambridge Texts within the background of Philosophy). ISBN: 9780521001113

This 2002 quantity brings jointly significant works by means of German thinkers, writing simply ahead of and after Kant, who have been significantly influential during this an important interval of aesthetics. those texts contain the 1st translation into English of Schiller's Kallias Letters and Moritz's at the inventive Imitation of the attractive, including translations of a few of Hölderlin's most crucial theoretical writings and works by way of Hamann, Lessing, Novalis and Schlegel. In a philosophical creation J. M. Bernstein strains the advance of aesthetics from its nonetheless rationalist and mimetic building in Lessing, during the confident construal of paintings and/or good looks because the visual appeal of human freedom within the paintings of Schiller, to Hölderlin's darker imaginative and prescient of artwork because the reminiscence of a misplaced cohesion, and the differences of that topic - of an very unlikely striving after the misplaced excellent - that are present in the paintings of Schlegel and Novalis.

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And it is not worth the trouble of thinking of philosophy; all the more systematic calendars instead! – more than spider-webs in a ruined castle. ’ if the former only had ears, and the latter, ironically called listeners, only exercised their ears to listen with Where is Euthyphro’s whip, timid jade? So that my cart does not get stuck . . ’ De Augm. Scient. Lib. , Cap.  [Bacon, Works, , ]. ‘Qu’un homme ait du jugement ou non, il profite e´ galement de vos ouvrages: il ne lui faut que de la ’, is what a writer who utters prophecy has said to M.

Seven days they would sit in the silence of deep thought or wonder; – and would open their mouths to utter winged sentences. a b c    Judges, , . See Plato’s Cratylus: ‘Hermogenes Indeed, Socrates, you do seem to me to be uttering oracles, exactly like an inspired prophet. Socrates Yes, Hermogenes, and I am convinced that the inspiration came to me from Euthyphro the Prospaltian [Hamann’s text: the son of Pantios]. For I was with him and listening to him for a long time early this morning.

This is, (in a word), when the divinely inspired Scriptures are explained in the same way as human writings. But we ought to remember that there are two things which are known to God the author of the Scriptures, but unknown to man; namely, the secrets of the heart, and the successions of time. And therefore as the dictates of Scripture are written to the hearts of men, and comprehend the vicissitudes of all ages; with an eternal and certain foreknowledge of all heresies, contradictions and differing and changing estates of the Church, as well in general as of the individual elect, they are not to be interpreted only according to the latitude and obvious sense of the place; or with respect to the occasion whereon the words were uttered; or in precise context with the words before or after; or in contemplation of the principal scope of the passage; but we must consider them to have in themselves, not only totally or collectively, but distributively also in clauses and words, infinite springs and streams of doctrines, to water every part of the Church and the souls of the faithful.

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