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Die bisherige Forschung hat den anthropologischen Paradigmawechsel der europäischen Spätaufklärung (ca. 1750–1800) vorwiegend als einheitlichen Prozeß gedeutet und die Gegenstandsfelder jeweils nur sektoral abgehandelt. Der vorliegende Band geht einen anderen Weg. Er insistiert auf dem Zusammenhang von Konstruktions- und Gegenstandslogik in der Anthropologie und begreift ihn als Ausdifferenzierung im Spannungsfeld von physischem und sittlichem Menschen. Die Einzelstudien behandeln folgende Themen bzw. Interpretationsverfahren: Das Verhältnis von Soma und Pneuma; die Selbsterzeugung des Menschen im naturhistorischen Prozeß; Anthropologie und Zivilisationsgenese; Empirismus als anthropologische Erkenntnisform; Anthropologie und Utopie; fiktive Anthropologie als Erkenntnisverfahren; Philosophie, Wissenschaft und Mythos.
"Based on the premise that the modern discourse of enlightenment and its self-critique began in the eighteenth century, Impure Reason provides a fresh look at the controversy through cultural, social, and political history, confronting the often abstract theories of a dialectics of enlightenment with concrete historical studies of the Age of Enlightenment. This volume brings together current research on the German Enlightenment in order to familiarize an American audience with the period that gave rise to Lessing, Kant, and Goethe - as well as to other important figures who are practically unknown outside of German studies." "Leading scholars on eighteenth-century German society, politics, literature, and culture bring a uniquely American perspective to the project, with critiques that generally have not been voiced in Germany. Their essays, which represent a wide range of attitudes toward enlightenment, cover topics as varied as the debate on colonialism; the difficulties of diversity; the use and abuse of reading male sexuality in enlightenment self-critique; medicine, patriarchy, and heterosexuality; art and social discipline; disturbed mourning and the Enlightenment's flight from the body; and women possessed by the devil. Modern critics and defenders of enlightenment who are discussed in the essays include Horkheimer and Adorno (who are themselves subjected to a gender-based critique). Jurgen Habermas, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Manfred Frank, Richard Rorty, and Christa Wolf." "Impure Reason will interest scholars in German studies, gender studies, history, philosophy, psychology, pedagogy, and other fields. The volume will also help introduce scholars and other interested readers outside the area of German studies to the particularly German tradition of Enlightenment critique and its status today."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This volume is the twelfth to date in a series of works in French or English presenting the epochs and movements of a Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages (Histoire Comparee des Litteratures de Langues Europeennes). The original intention of the editors was to publish a four-volume history of European literature from 1760-1820, and the first of these volumes, Des Lumieres au Romantisme. Genres en Vers, appeared as long ago as 1982. The volumes Genres en Prose and Theatre are still awaited. In their absence the present volume, Epoche im _berblick, attempts a more comprehensive and rigorous treatment of the period and its historiographical problems than was initially planned, providing the reader with an overview of sixty eventful years of European literary history years in which German Classicism coincided with the birth, initially in Germany and England, of Romanticism. And at the centre of this turbulent period of European intellectual and literary history stands the French Revolution.
This is a study of Central European nobles in revolution. As one of Germany's richest, most insular and most autonomous nobilities, the Free Knights in Electoral Mainz represented the early modern noble ideal of pure bloodlines and cosmopolitan loyalties in the old society of orders. But this world came to an end with the outbreak of the revolutionary wars in 1792. Quite apart from the social, economic and political dislocations and loss, the era from 1789 to 1815 also meant a cultural reorientation for the nobility. William D. Godsey, Jr. here explores how nobles in post-revolutionary Germany gradually abandoned their old self-understanding and assimilated with the new cultural 'nation' while aristocrats in the Habsburg Empire, which had taken in many emigres from Mainz, moved instead towards supranationalism. This is a major contribution to debates about the relationship between identity, cultural nationalism, supranationalism and religion in Germany and the Habsburg Empire.
Aesthetics originated in the mid-eighteenth century as a branch of the theory of cognition; it was then - from Kant on - limited to the arts, the beautiful, and the sublime; eventually - starting in the last decade of the twentieth century - aesthetics has been rediscovered in its full dimension as a theory of sensate cognition. This volume contains the contributions to the 33<SUP>rd Wisconsin Workshop. The articles cover the revaluation of the history of aesthetics, neurobiological aspects of the processing of aisthesis, and multiple aspects of the most recent very lively debates about the realm, scope, and pertinence of aesthetics.
Hide under your bed! Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret meets South Park in The Lillian Lectures, a collection of short poems and cheerfully nasty illustrations that will turn your universe on its head. Remember how strange you thought sex and God were when you were little? Six-year-old Melanie is weirder and naughtier than you ever were, and now she's passing her wealth of wacky wisdom on to her little sister, Lillian. Your mom would never let you play with them, but you sure would have wanted to; Melanie is the ultimate bad influence.
Albion Woodbury Small founded the first Department of Sociology in the United States at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois in 1892. He was influential in the establishment of sociology as a valid field of academic study. Small was born in Buckfield, Maine and grew up in Bangor, Maine. He studied theology from 1876 to 1879 at the Andover Newton Theological School. From 1879 to 1881 he studied at the University of Leipzig and the University of Berlin in Germany history, social economics and politics. From 1888 to 1889 he studied history at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and was promoted in 1889 with a Ph.D. thesis at the same time continuing to teach at Colby College. From 1889-1892 he was the 10th President of Colby. In 1892 he founded the first Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago. He chaired this department for over 30 years. In 1894 he, along with George E. Vincent, published the first textbook in sociology: An introduction to the study of society. In 1895 he established the American Journal of Sociology. From 1905 to 1925 he served as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Literature at the University of Chicago.
Anyone who examines the history of Western art must be struck by the prevalence of images of the female body. More than any other subject, the female nude connotes `art'. The framed image of a female body, hung on the walls of an art gallery, is an icon of Western culture, a symbol of civilization and accomplishment. But how and why did the female nude acquire this status? The Female Nude brings together, in an entirely new way, analysis of the historical tradition of the female nude and discussion of recent feminist art, and by exploring the ways in which acceptable and unacceptable images of the female body are produced and maintained, renews recent debates on high culture and pornography. The Female Nude represents the first feminist survey of the most significant subject in Western art. It reveals how the female nude is now both at the centre and at the margins of high culture. At the centre, and within art historical discourse, the female nude is seen as the visual culmination of enlightenment aesthetics; at the edge, it risks losing its repectability and spilling over into the obscene.
Colours play is an important role in our daily life. Colour theory is a complex field of knowledge. On the occasion of 200 years Goethe's colour theory (2010) an interdisciplinary symposium "Colours in culture and science" was organized. The different topics are now discussed and presented in this book: 1. Colours in Philosophy and Epistemology, 2. Colours in Cultural History - Pigments and Dyes, 3. Colours in Art and Cultural History, 4. Light and Colour - Colour Theory: Newton's Physics versus Goethe, 4. Colour Theories, Colour Systems and Colour Chemistry, 5. Colour Perception and Colour Vision and 6. Cultural Meaning of Colours. Charakteristisch fur die unterschiedlichen Auffassungen der Natur- und Geisteswissenschaftler ist der Streit uber die Farbentheorien von Newton und Goethe; sind das zwei unvereinbare Weltanschauungen? So sind im Symposium Colours in culture and science - Farben in Kulturgeschichte und Naturwissenschaft - anlasslich von 200 Jahre Goethes Farbenlehre - die verschiedenartigsten Aspekte zum Thema Farben" zur Sprache gekommen, unter Einbeziehung der Farbenforschung in den Kulturwissenschaften, u. a. der Archaologie und der Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte. Auch die Bedeutungen der Farben in der Zeichentheorie (Semiotik) sowie in den verschiedenen Bereichen der Naturwissenschaften (Astronomie, Physik, Chemie und Biologie) und der Technik wurden behandelt, um dem Phanomen Farbe sowohl unter geistes- als auch unter naturwissenschaftlichem Aspekt gerecht zu werden. Interessanterweise hatte die Goethesche Farbentheorie (mit dem Farbkreis und der Idee der Polaritat, Gegenfarbentheorie) sogar eine grosse Wirkung insbesondere auf die Kunst (z. B. Turner, van Gogh, Bauhaus), aber sie lieferte auch diverse Anregungen fur die Philosophie, die Musik, die Neurophysiologie (die Theorie der Farbwahrnehmung) und die Ordnung von Farbraumen (die Farbmetrik). Eine Erforschung des Themas Farben kann nur in einem interdisziplinaren Ansatz erfolgen. In diesem Zusa
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