The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in Early German Romantic Philosophy, 1795-1804

2014.06.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dalia Nassar, The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in Early German Romantic Philosophy, 1795-1804, University of Chicago
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2014.06.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dalia Nassar, The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in Early German Romantic Philosophy, 1795-1804, University of Chicago Press, 2014, 341pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780226084060. Reviewed by Judith Norman, Trinity University Dalia Nassar's book is a welcome addition to the growing body of scholarly literature on the philosophy of German Romanticism. It is structured around three thinkers central to the movement, Novalis (Friedrich Leopold von Hardenberg), Friedrich von Schlegel, and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling. By examining some of the ideas these thinkers were exploring from about 1795 to 1802, Nassar constructs a distinctively philosophical position for romanticism during the fertile period of theory production between Kant and Hegel. The overarching theme of the book is the notion of the absolute: the role the absolute plays in each of these three men's system conceptions, and the. . .

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