The Roots of Romanticism

The Roots of Romanticism

"Exhilaratingly thought-provoking".--"Times London". "These are not only wonderfully engaging lectures, but by now also a historical document of considerable importance.

Author: Isaiah Berlin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691086621

Category: Philosophy

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One of the century's most influential philosophers assesses a movement that changed the course of history in this unedited transcript of his 1965 Mellon lecture series. "Exhilaratingly thought-provoking".--"Times London".
Categories: Philosophy

The Roots of Romanticism

The Roots of Romanticism

This new edition, illustrated for the first time, also features a new foreword by philosopher John Gray, in which he discusses Berlin's belief that the influence of romanticism has been unpredictable and contradictory in the extreme, ...

Author: Isaiah Berlin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691156200

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

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In The Roots of Romanticism, one of the twentieth century's most influential philosophers dissects and assesses a movement that changed the course of history. Brilliant, fresh, immediate, and eloquent, these celebrated Mellon Lectures are a bravura intellectual performance. Isaiah Berlin surveys the many attempts to define romanticism, distills its essence, traces its developments from its first stirrings to its apotheosis, and shows how it still permeates our outlook. He ranges over a cast of some of the greatest thinkers and artists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including Kant, Rousseau, Diderot, Schiller, the Schlegels, Novalis, Goethe, Blake, Byron, and Beethoven. The ideas and attitudes of these and other figures, Berlin argues, helped to shape twentieth-century nationalism, existentialism, democracy, totalitarianism, and our ideas about heroic individuals, self-fulfillment, and the exalted place of art. This new edition, illustrated for the first time, also features a new foreword by philosopher John Gray, in which he discusses Berlin's belief that the influence of romanticism has been unpredictable and contradictory in the extreme, fuelling anti-liberal political movements but also reinvigorating liberalism; a revised text; and a new appendix that includes some of Berlin's correspondence about the lectures and the reactions to them.
Categories: Philosophy

The Age of Romanticism

The Age of Romanticism

... what it means to be human in a certain place and time and how to confront the stresses the world places upon everyone . Notes 1. Isaiah Berlin , The Roots of Romanticism ( Princeton , NJ : Princeton University Press , 1999 ) , 1-2 .

Author: Joanne Schneider

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031331764X

Category: History

Page: 165

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A guide to the arts in the Romantic period discusses its poetry, prose, drama, art, and music, and provides biographies of important figures and a selection of primary documents.
Categories: History

Romanticism and Postromanticism

Romanticism and Postromanticism

Berlin begins his own introduction to Romanticism with the resounding claim, “The importance of Romanticism is that it is the largest recent movement to transform the lives and the thought of the Western world “ (The Roots of ...

Author: Claudia Moscovici

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739160503

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 134

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Claudia Moscovici asserts in Romanticism and Postromanticism that the Romantic heritage, far from being important only in a historical sense, has philosophical relevance and value for contemporary art and culture. With an emphasis on artistic tradition as a continuing source of inspiration and innovation, she touches upon each main branch of philosophy: aesthetics, epistemology, and ethics.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Objective Communication

Objective Communication

Let us look to the roots of Romanticism. If we look at the German Romantics or the French Romantics, like Friedrich Schiller, like Victor Hugo, we find that they said that “Romanticism” was defined as being emotional.

Author: Leonard Peikoff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101609989

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism is increasingly influencing the shape of the world from business and politics to achieving personal goals. Here, Leonard Peikoff—Rand’s heir—explains how you can communicate philosophical ideas with conviction, logic, and, most of all, reason. Based on a series of lectures presented by Peikoff, Objective Communication shows how to apply Objectivist principles to the problem of achieving clarity both in thought and in communication. Peikoff teaches readers how to write, speak, and argue on the subject of philosophical ideas—ideas pertaining to profoundly important issues ranging from the question of the existence of God to the nature and proper limits of government power. Including enlightening discussions of a wide range of Objectivist topics—such as the primacy of consciousness, the pitfalls of rationalistic thinking, and the true meaning of the word “altruism,” as well as in-depth analysis of some of Ayn Rand’s own writings—Peikoff’s Objective Communication is essential reading for anyone interested in Ayn Rand’s philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

Romanticism Rhetoric and the Search for the Sublime

Romanticism  Rhetoric and the Search for the Sublime

Various Romantics concocted different combinations of these tenets of Romanticism. ... in the later stages of this book, I trace the roots of Romanticism back through the Renaissance and the Humanistic Movement that helped produce it.

Author: Craig R. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527521148

Category: Nature

Page: 349

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Relying on the author’s established expertise in rhetorical theory and political communication, this book re-contextualizes Romantic rhetorical theory in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to provide a foundation for a Neo-Romantic rhetorical theory for our own time. In the process, it uses a unique methodology to correct misconceptions about many Romantic writers. The methodology of the early chapters uses a dialectical approach to trace Romanticism and its opposition, the Enlightenment, back through Humanism and its opposition, Scholasticism, to St. Augustine. These chapters include a revisionist analysis of the church’s treatment of Galileo in the course of showing how difficult it was for scientific study to be accepted in the academic world. The study also re-conceptualizes Jean-Jacques Rousseau, David Hume, and Edmund Burke as bridge figures to the Romantic Era instead of as Enlightenment figures. This move throws new light on the major artists of the Romantic Era, who are examined in chapters seven and eight. Chapter nine focuses on Percy Bysshe Shelley and his development of the rhetorical poem, and thereby provides a new genre in the Romantic catalogue. Chapter ten uses the foregoing to analyse and reconceptualize the rhetorical theories of Hugh Blair and Thomas De Quincey. The concluding chapter then synthesizes their theories with relevant contemporary rhetorical theories thereby constructing a Neo-Romantic theory for our own time. In the process, this book links the Romantics’ love of nature to the current environmental crisis.
Categories: Nature

The Cambridge Companion to Music and Romanticism

The Cambridge Companion to Music and Romanticism

The Roots of Romanticism, ed. Henry Hardy (London: Chatto & Windus, 1999). Bowie, Andrew. Aesthetics and Subjectivity: From Kant to Nietzsche (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003). Charlton, D. G. (ed.). The French Romantics ...

Author: Benedict Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108475433

Category: History

Page: 403

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A stimulating new approach to understanding the relationship between music and culture in the long nineteenth century.
Categories: History

The Philosophical Foundations of Early German Romanticism

The Philosophical Foundations of Early German Romanticism

Enlightenment, Revolution, and Romanticism: The Genesis of Modern Ger- man Political Thought, 1790–1800. ... The Magus of the North: J. G. Hamann and the Origins of Modern Irrationalism, ed. Henry Hardy. New York: Farrar, Straus and ...

Author: Manfred Frank

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791485804

Category: Philosophy

Page: 297

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Explores the philosophical contributions and contemporary relevance of early German Romanticism.
Categories: Philosophy

British Romanticism and the Critique of Political Reason

British Romanticism and the Critique of Political Reason

Berlin remarks at the beginning of his study of the roots of Romanticism.6 If pressed, I might say that it has to do with the collaborative work of Wordsworth and Coleridge near the turn of the century, though even here objections arise ...

Author: Timothy Michael

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421418032

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

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Romantic writers responded to the challenges of reform and revolution by rethinking the scope of political reason. What role should reason play in the creation of a free and just society? Can we claim to know anything in a field as complex as politics? And how can the cause of political rationalism be advanced when it is seen as having blood on its hands? These are the questions that occupied a group of British poets, philosophers, and polemicists in the years following the French Revolution. Timothy Michael argues that much literature of the period is a trial, or a critique, of reason in its political capacities and a test of the kinds of knowledge available to it. For Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Burke, Wollstonecraft, and Godwin, the historical sequence of revolution, counter-revolution, and terror in France—and radicalism and repression in Britain—occasioned a dramatic reassessment of how best to advance the project of enlightenment. The political thought of these figures must be understood, Michael contends, in the context of their philosophical thought. Major poems of the period, including The Prelude, The Excursion, and Prometheus Unbound, are in this reading an adjudication of competing political and epistemological claims. This book bridges for the first time two traditional pillars of Romantic studies: the period’s politics and its theories of the mind and knowledge. Combining literary and intellectual history, it provides an account of British Romanticism in which high rhetoric, political prose, poetry, and poetics converge in a discourse of enlightenment and emancipation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Romanticism and the Re Invention of Modern Religion

Romanticism and the Re Invention of Modern Religion

Arthur O. Lovejoy, 'On the Discrimination of Romanticisms', Proceedings of the Modern Language Association, 39 (1924), 229–53. 11 Isaiah Berlin, The Roots of Romanticism, ed. Henry Hardy (London: Pimlico, 2000), 1.

Author: Alexander J. B. Hampton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108619998

Category: Religion

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Early German Romanticism sought to respond to a comprehensive sense of spiritual crisis that characterised the late eighteenth century. The study demonstrates how the Romantics sought to bring together the new post-Kantian idealist philosophy with the inheritance of the realist Platonic-Christian tradition. With idealism they continued to champion the individual, while from Platonism they took the notion that all reality, including the self, participated in absolute being. This insight was expressed, not in the language of theology or philosophy, but through aesthetics, which recognised the potentiality of all creation, including artistic creation, to disclose the divine. In explicating the religious vision of Romanticism, this study offers a new historical appreciation of the movement, and furthermore demonstrates its importance for our understanding of religion today.
Categories: Religion