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Über die ästhetische Erziehung des Menschen in einer Reihe von Briefen. Mit den Augustenburger Briefen

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Enthalten sind auch die sog. "Augustenburger Briefe" sowie die Ankündigung der "Horen". Der umfangreiche Anhang bietet Informationen zur Entstehungsgeschichte, eine Konkordanz der "ästhetischen" und der "Augustenburger" Briefe, Kommentar, Literaturhinweise und Nachwort. Alle Texte sind in originaler historischer Orthographie wiedergegeben.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Reclam, Ditzingen (first published 1795)
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Glenn Russell
Aesthetics is the branch of philosophy addressing beauty, taste, art and the sublime. After studying what philosophers have to say on this topic, it is refreshing to read the philosophical reflections on aesthetics by Friedrich Schiller (1769-1805), a man who was not only a first-rate thinker but a great poet and playwright. And Schiller tells us he is drawing his ideas from his life rather than from books and is pleading the cause of beauty before his very own heart that perceives beauty and ex ...more
Tam Nguyen
đọc cho lớp philosophy. nói chung cũng được. Mình đọc quyển này rồi xem phim American Beauty. Không hiểu phim này liên quan gì đến cái quyển sách sau khi xem phim xong hai lần. Nhưng ý mà Schiller muốn nói về Education rất cách mạng. Lý trí không thể đưa chúng ta đến tự do, cảm xúc lại đưa ta trở về với bản năng. Cả hai cái nếu tồn tại độc lập thì không thể hài hòa được. Để tiến tới tự do, con người phải học cách cảm nhận về cái đẹp, và từ đó con người mới có cảm giác và lý trí để hành động theo ...more
James
Friedrich Schiller wrote Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man in 1793 for his friend the Danish Prince Friedrich Christian who had provided him with a stipend to help him through an illness. In 1795 the letters were published and the provide a worthwhile consideration of the nature of Aesthetics for us still today. The collection of twenty seven letters is not an easy read but it is worth persevereing to gain the insights of this great poet and playwright, friend of Goethe and inspiration f ...more
Christine Cordula Dantas
A very deep analysis on aesthetics, full of insights, but makes a difficult reading for the current generations. Yet, I enjoyed this book as far as I could follow. I should return to various passages, which I have marked enthusiastically. Excellent text.
Michael
If only we could be as free or as mentally beautiful as Schiller envisioned. Best read before you turn 20, at which point the world he railed loudly against takes over.

Schiller is a much overlooked intellectual scholar outside of Germany. Along with Lessing, Goethe, and some lesser influential renaissance men, Schiller embodies Aufklarung humanism like few others. His plays are too preachy and his poems can never be found translated by decent individuals, but in the essays, his optimism is almos
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David
There is a great introduction to this book stating whats good and not so good, but the author Reginald Snell shows that much can be taken from Schiller's philosophical treatise if we apply it to bettering oursleves. It can be a tough read at times and i was motivated to read it because Beethoven owned a copy and was influenced by it. I also believe that we can arrive at a state which deepens our understanding of art, literature and music and that it can transform our being to a truer reflection ...more
Jeanne Dunn
Although this type of reading can be challenging for the modern reader, I thoroughly enjoyed this thought-provoking book. If you enjoy philosophy and subscribe to a personal philosophy that an appreciation of beauty and learning through play are valuable, Schiller will appeal to you.
Egor Sofronov
As if Schiller had studied through Kant, but returned to Rousseau and empiricism. The laying out of the Romantic ideal of the artistic persona as integral, ethical, and heroic was expected, what was not - was viable theory of alienation and social fragmentation.
Jamey
When I was a kid, I loved the crap out of this book (in a translation by, I think it was... Bruno Snell).
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unfortunately this serves as the foundation of my understanding of continental aesthetics now.
Michael
Just read this for my philosophical literary criticism class. I felt like this one kept going round and round. Admittedly I ain't no philosophy aficionado, but I did enjoy some of Schiller's insights even if I didn't buy into his assumptions wholeheartedly.
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  • Critique of Judgment
  • Aesthetic Theory
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  • The Theory of the Novel
  • The Ego and Its Own
  • Philosophical Inquiries into the Nature of Human Freedom
  • On Great Writing (On the Sublime)
  • Untimely Meditations
  • Beyond the Pleasure Principle
  • New Science
  • Letters on England
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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 ...more
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