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Single Idea 22021

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 4. Later European Philosophy / c. Eighteenth century philosophy]

Full Idea

Early Romanticism can be seen as the exploration of subjective interiority and as the re-enchantment of nature (as organic). Hegel said they had the idea of a 'beautiful soul', which (he said) either paralysed action, or made them smug.

Gist of Idea

Romantics explored beautiful subjectivity, and the re-enchantment of nature


Terry Pinkard (German Philosophy 1760-1860 [2002], 06)

Book Reference

Pinkard,Terry: 'German Philosophy 1760-1860' [CUP 2002], p.131

A Reaction

[compressed, inc Note 1] A major dilemma of life is the extent of our social engagement, because it makes life worthwhile, but pollutes the mind with continual conflicts.