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Title:Clara: Or, on Nature's Connection to the Spirit World
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, Fiona Steinkamp
Publisher:State University of New York Press
ISBN:0791454088
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:160
Category:philosophy, poetry, non-fiction

Clara: Or, on Nature's Connection to the Spirit World by Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, Fiona Steinkamp

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Clara: Or, on Nature's Connection to the Spirit World This is the first English translation of Schelling s novel most likely written after the death of his first wife Caroline the former wife of August Wilhelm Schlegel Although only a fragment Clara remains unique Part novella part philosophical tome its central theme is the connection between this world and the next Schelling masterfully weaves together his knowledge of animal magnetism literary techniques and his doctrine of the potencies to make his philosophy accessible to all .

Steinkamp addresses the main issues concerning the dating of the work many commentators have deemed Clara to be a sketch for Schelling s The Ages of the World or an outline for the third missing book of that work and provides a short biography of Schelling with particular emphasis on events claimed to play a role in the conception of Clara such as the deaths of both Caroline and her daughter Auguste She also shows how passages in Clara are strikingly similar to the content of Schelling s touching letters mourning Caroline written to Pauline the daughter of Caroline s best friend and the woman who would become his second wife Clara strongly influenced by the Romantic movement is an early illustration of Schelling s attempt to unite his positive and negative philosophy

Philosophical Inquiries into the Nature of Human Freedom, System of Transcendental Idealism (1800), Ages of the World, The Philosophy of Art, First Outline of a System of the Philosophy of Nature, The Grounding of Positive Philosophy: The Berlin Lectures, Ideas for a Philosophy of Nature: As Introduction to the Study of This Science 1797, Historical-Critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mythology, On the History of Modern Philosophy, Clara: Or, on Nature's Connection to the Spirit World