By Deric Regin
I desire to show my gratitude to the next distinct students who've been vastly instrumental within the results of this inquiry. i'm such a lot indebted to Professor Peter homosexual of Columbia, who has weeded out many mistakes and ambiguities within the manuscript, and whose great wisdom, extensive curiosity and profound insights have helped me the following, as on prior events, to appreciate the intricacies of the eighteenth century. I must also wish to thank Professor Fritz Stern for the prepared feedback with which he has learn the total manuscript. a different debt lowe to Dr. Walter Silz who, specialist on Schiller in addition to at the Romantics, has aided me with nice ability, adventure and knowledge within the challenge of concerning either. I additional desire to thank seasoned fessor Walter Sokel of Stanford and Professor Theodore Ziolkowski of Princeton for his or her suggestions in particular difficulties. notably, even though, i'm profoundly indebted to my spouse, with no whose countless care and persistence, in addition to fantastic linguistic precision this research couldn't were written. T capable OF CONTENTS advent 1 half 1. among ARCADIA AND KARLSSCHULE 1. Rebels and students five 2. the liberty to wander sixteen three. Romantic polarity 27 PAR T II. wager WEE N J E N A AND V E R SAIL L E S 1. expert background forty five 2. The inaugural tackle fifty six three. The old writings 70 PAR T III.
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The mutual interference of subjective and objective, of the "I" and the world, was a fascinating aspect for the Romanticists and led many to the cultivation of irony. " 32 Romantic irony, which Novalis identifies with humor, is a conscious disturbance of the determined by the undetermined, the finite by the infinite, and vice versa. The idea of negatio which is predominant here, relates to romantic irony which Kierkegaard was to develop later, and, in a different way, to Schiller's play-structure which forms the basis for his idea of the Esthetic State.
And the first of these was the remarkable Universalhistorische bersicht der vornehmsten an den Kreuzzugen teilnehmenden Nationen, in which Schiller tried to justify the historical importance of the Middle Ages, thus marking a step forward from the negative attitude of the Enlightenment to this age. At this point we may ask the question why Schiller, a successful poet and playwright, decided to undergo the strenuous discipline and labor connected with a professor's position. What drove him to the field of history which was fairly new to him, and which required daily and nightly study?
After Schiller's positive response, Voigt returned to Goethe, whose representative he was, and Goethe in turn, as minister of the Interior for the Duchy of Weimar, wrote a letter of recommendation to Karl August. There must have been a great deal of enthusiasm for this plan on the part of the officials involved, for the Weimar machinery acted quickly and already in the middle of the month the Duke sent a temporary Reskript to Schiller, advising him to be ready to take over the "extraordinary professorate" at J ena.
Freedom and Dignity: The Historical and Philosophical Thought of Schiller by Deric Regin