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Romanticism and the Re-Invention of Modern Religion: The Reconciliation of German Idealism and Platonic Realism

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2019.09.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alexander J. B. Hampton, Romanticism and the Re-Invention of Modern Religion: The Reconciliation of German Idealism and Platonic Realism, Cambridge University Press, 2019, 253pp., $105.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781108429443. Reviewed by Allen Speight, Boston University Contemporary philosophical interest in the movement loosely called Romanticism -- especially in the more narrowly-defined circle of Early German Romantics (Frühromantiker) associated with Schlegel, Novalis and others in the Jena circle -- shows no signs of abating. Part of the renewed interest in the Romantics can of course be explained just in terms of the large philosophical stakes involved in the questions that have most recently been at the forefront of discussion -- for example, whether the Early German Romantics should be characterized as more concerned with issues of epistemology (Manfred Frank), metaphysics (Fred Beiser) or both (Dalia Nassar); whether German Idealism and Romanticism should be considered separately or seen as a dynamic of moments within a larger trajectory extending toward the nineteenth... Read More

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