Die Metaphysik Goethes [Book Review]

Review of Metaphysics 20 (3):553-553 (1967)
  Copy   BIBTEX


This volume is the reprint of perhaps the best study of Goethe's philosophy. Its importance lies in its method. Instead of trying only to collect material pertaining to traditional, philosophical problems, it makes a deep-reaching attempt to grasp and to extricate the metaphysical foundations and basic themes of Goethe's Weltanschauung. There is a thoroughgoing analysis of his "morphological" method and excellent, long passages on his magnificent studies of the life and the structure of plants. The culmination of the whole work is its third part: on the symbol considered what it truly is, not a merely esthetical [[sic]], but an essentially metaphysical notion. The book is not easy to read and it does presuppose a certain familiarity with Goethe's whole oeuvre. Those interested in the history of German idealism will certainly appreciate the parallels with Kant, but unfortunately Weinhandl omits the important parallels with Schelling.—M. J. V.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,168

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Goethe und die geschichtliche Welt.Ernst Cassirer - 1995 - Philosophische Bibliothek.
Die Metaphysik und ihre Möglichkeit.E. J. Lowe - 2009 - Logos: Freie Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Philosophie 1:2-31.
Metaphysik und Moderne. Zur Ortsbestimmung christlicher Theologie zwischen Mythos und Metaphysik.Ulrich H. J. Körtner - 1999 - Neue Zeitschrift für Systematicsche Theologie Und Religionsphilosophie 41 (3):225-244.


Added to PP

14 (#732,570)

6 months
1 (#448,551)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references