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Aesthetical and Philosophical Essays
Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805) was a leading German poet, and a philosopher of freedom. Schiller's work exemplifies the highest standards of ethics and the ideal of the truly educated, multilingual citizen of the world.
Schiller devoted himself not only to self-determination and freedom but also to the brotherhood of all people. The French Revolution borrowed many of S...more
Published November 1st 2006 by IndyPublish.com
(first published 1805)
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I will not go into too much detail here as the work demands a lot of analysis and there are already better places to find that. I will say that I found Schiller's ideas on the creation of art through poetic and non-poetic (scientific) thinking interesting, and that I agreed with him on the loses that can occur when either side gains dominance. But I think this dualism is not as neat as he supposes it to be. This Prospero-ean division between emotion/intuition/magic/poetry/spirituality and calcul ...more
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (November 10, 1759 – May 9, 1805) was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and dramatist. During the last few years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang Goethe, with whom he greatly discussed issues concerning aesthetics, encouraging Goethe to finish works h ...moreMore about Friedrich Schiller...