Single Idea 20955

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 1. On Reason]

Full Idea

The early German Romantics argued that art pointed to a more all-inclusive conception of reason, which can offer ways of articulating what is not conceptually accessible.

Gist of Idea

Art can make reason more all-inclusive, by articulating what seemed inexpressible


Andrew Bowie (Introduction to German Philosophy [2003], 5 'Reason')

Book Reference

Bowie,Andrew: 'Introduction to German Philosophy' [Polity 2003], p.103

A Reaction

[This is Novalis, F.Schlegel, Schleiermacher, and Hölderlin] I'm in favour of expanding reason, to include assessment of situations and coherence, rather than just stepwise reasoning. Not sure that art 'articulates' something new.