Schelling's Practice of the Wild: Time, Art, Imagination

2015.11.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jason M. Wirth, Schelling's Practice of the Wild: Time, Art, Imagination, SUNY Press, 2015, 280pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.11.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jason M. Wirth, Schelling's Practice of the Wild: Time, Art, Imagination, SUNY Press, 2015, 280pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781438456799. Reviewed by Patrick Burke, Gonzaga in Florence The title of this book is inspired in part by the American poet Gary Snyder who, in his work entitled The Practice of the Wild, writes in a truly Schellingian voice that in both lovemaking and art there is a "bonding of the wild in ourselves to the (wild) process of the universe" (125). Jason M. Wirth describes Schelling's practice of the wild as "thinking and dwelling with and on the sovereign autogenesis of nature" (23). In the manner of Meister Eckhart, the practice of the wild is the practice of gelassenheit. It is a surrendering of self to the creative process of nature, to its genetic temporality, by letting the ground of nature operate freely. It is "what Zen called the Great Death, the... Read More

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