Hölderlin's Philosophy of Nature (New Perspectives in Ontology) (Hardcover)

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By Rochelle Tobias (Editor)
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In our age of climate change, the work of the decidedly philosophical poet Friedrich H lderlin has gained renewed urgency with its emphasis on the forces of nature that produce life and at the same time threaten to devour it. At the heart of his work lies an understanding of nature and the role that consciousness plays within it. This responds to, but also revises, the concerns of 18th and 19th-century philosophy of nature.

This collection of 15 essays by distinguished international scholars reconsiders what his work reveals about the impulses toward form and formlessness in nature and the role that poetry plays in creating Holderlin's 'harmonious opposition'. The collection shows that H lderlin anticipates many of the concerns that motivate contemporary environmental thinking.

About the Author

Rochelle Tobias is Professor of German at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of The Discourse of Nature in the Poetry of Paul Celan (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006) and is co-editor of Phenomenology to the Letter: Husserl and Literature (de Gruyter, 2019).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781474454155
ISBN-10: 1474454151
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: July 8th, 2020
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: New Perspectives in Ontology