The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy

2014.09.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dalia Nassar (ed.), The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2014, 344pp.,
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2014.09.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dalia Nassar (ed.), The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2014, 344pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780199976218. Reviewed by Jason M. Wirth, Seattle University Dalia Nassar's assemblage of engaging and significant essays on some of the resurgent philosophers of early German romanticism emphasizes their contemporary philosophical relevance. "For it is a specifically philosophical revival, motivated by philosophical questions" (2). Nassar demarcates this relevance into four general kinds. In the first part of the book, consisting of a fascinating debate between two of the heaviest hitters in this revival, Manfred Frank and Frederick Beiser, the question revolves around the very identity of early German philosophical romanticism. What counts as a work of this kind? What makes these works significantly different from works by practitioners of German idealism? Or. . .

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