The First German Philosopher PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The First German Philosopher free pdf This book investigates Hegel's interpretation of the mystical philosophy of Jakob Bohme (1575-1624), considered in the context of the reception of Bohme in the 18th and 19th centuries, and of Hegel's own understanding of mysticism as a philosophical approach. The three sections of this book present: the historical background of Hegel's encounter with Bohme's writings- the development of two different conceptions of mysticism in Hegel's work- and finally Hegel's approach to Bohme's philosophy, discussing in detail the references to Bohme both in published writings and manuscripts. According to Hegel, Bohme is "the first German philosopher". The reason for placing Bohme at the very beginning of German philosophy is that Hegel considers him to be a profound thinker, despite his rudimentary education. Hegel's fascination with Bohme mainly concerns the mystic's understanding of the symbiotic relation between God and his opposite, the Devil: he considers this to be the true speculative core of Bohme's thought. By interpreting Bohme, Hegel intends to free the speculative content of his thought from the limitations of the inadequate, barbarous form in which the mystic expressed it, and also to liberate Bohme from the prejudices surrounding his writings, placing him firmly in the territory of philosophy and detaching him from the obscurity of esotericism. Combining historical reconstructions and philosophical argumentation, this book guides the reader through an important phase in German philosophy, and ultimately into an inquiry about the relationship between mysticism and philosophy itself.

About Cecilia Muratori

Cecilia Muratori obtained a PhD in philosophy from the universities of Jena and Urbino in 2009 ('double degree'). She was then awarded a four-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, where she worked on a project on the difference between man and the animals in Renaissance philosophy. In particularly she has explored the ethical consequences of this difference, with regard to the philosophical debate on vegetarianism. In 2013-2014 she is Ahmanson Fellow at the Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies I Tatti: her project deals with discourses on vegetarianism and on cannibalism in the Renaissance, and on their paradoxical connections. In 2008 she won first prize in the essay competition of the Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft- and in 2013 she won the prize of the Jacob-Bohme-Institut in Gorlitz for an essay on Hegel and Bohme. Among her publications: J. Bohme, Aurora nascente (chapters 1-7), translated and with an introduction by C. Muratori (Milan: Mimesis 2008)- Ethical Perspectives on Animals in the Renaissance and Early Modern Period, ed. by C. Muratori and B. Dohm (Micrologus' Library, 58)- The Animal Soul and the Human Mind: Renaissance Debates, ed. by C. Muratori, (Bruniana

Details Book

Author : Cecilia Muratori
Publisher : Springer
Data Published : 18 October 2015
ISBN : 9401773386
EAN : 9789401773386
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 324 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The First German Philosopher



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Hegel's Philosophy of Right free pdfHegel's Philosophy of Right

    Hegel's Philosophy of Right presents a collection of new essays by leading international philosophers and Hegel scholars that analyze and explore Hegel's key contributions in the areas of ethics..


  • Hegel - Philosophy of Mind free pdfHegel - Philosophy of Mind

    G. W. F. Hegel is an immensely important yet difficult philosopher. Philosophy of Mind is the third part of Hegel's Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences..


  • Hegel: Philosophy of Mind free pdfHegel: Philosophy of Mind

    G. W. F. Hegel is an immensely important yet difficult philosopher. Philosophy of Mind is the third part of Hegel's Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences. in which he summarizes his philosophical system..


  • Hegel's Philosophy of Right, with Marx's Commentary free pdfHegel's Philosophy of Right, with Marx's Commentary

    GEORG WILHELM FRIEDRICH HEGEL (1770-1831) THE PLACE OF HEGEL IN THE HIS TOR Y OF PHILOSOPHY In order to gain a proper perspective of Hegel's place in the history of philo- sophy..


  • On Hegel's Philosophy of Right free pdfOn Hegel's Philosophy of Right

    This is the first English translation of the seminar Martin Heidegger gave during the Winter of 1934-35. which dealt with Hegel's Philosophy of Right. This remarkable text is the only one in which Heidegger interprets Hegel's masterpiece in the tradition of Continental political philosophy while offering a glimpse into Heidegger's own political thought following his engagement with Nazism..


  • The First German Philosopher free pdfThe First German Philosopher

    . This book investigates Hegel's interpretation of the mystical philosophy of Jakob Bohme (1575-1624), considered in the context of the reception of Bohme in the 18th and 19th centuries, and of Hegel'