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The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in Early German Romantic Philosophy, 1795-1804

Dalia Nassar


While the notion of the absolute is most often identified with Hegel’s philosophical system, The Romantic Absolute explicates the significance of the absolute in the epistemology and metaphysics of romantic thinkers between Kant and Hegel, and investigates the ways in which three major figures of philosophical romanticism--Friedrich von Hardenberg (Novalis), Friedrich Schlegel and Friedrich Schelling--sought to articulate a cogent conception of the absolute. The Romantic Absolute argues that for the romantics, the absolute was neither a solely epistemological nor a solely metaphysical idea, bu ... More

Keywords: German idealism, German romanticism, Friedrich von Hardenberg, Friedrich Schlegel, Friedrich Schelling, the absolute, philosophy of nature, transcendental philosophy, Fichte, romantic science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226084060
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226084237.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dalia Nassar, author