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Hölderlin's Philosophy of Nature

Rochelle Tobias


In an age of climate change, the work of the decidedly philosophical poet Friedrich Hölderlin has gained renewed urgency in its emphasis on the forces of nature that produce life and at the same time threaten to devour it. Although Hölderlin gives these forces various names throughout his poetry (e.g., Zeus and the Titans, love and strife, Father Aether and the depths), on one point he remains clear. Human history is bound up with natural history, and it falls to the poet to strike a balance between opposing tendencies. The thirteen essays by distinguished scholars in this volume analyse Hölde ... More

Keywords: Friedrich Hölderlin, Schelling, natural philosophy, romanticism, theories of the tragic, nature and myth, German Idealism

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474454155
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454155.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rochelle Tobias, editor
Johns Hopkins University

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