This volume, first published in 2001, argues that Romantic thought remains central to both artistic work and philosophical understanding.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: the persistence of Romanticism; Part I. Kant and Post-Kantian Romanticism: 2. Kant, Hölderlin, and the experience of longing; 3. Kant and the value of absolute music; 4. How is the Kantian moral criticism of literature possible?; 5. Hölderlin's ethical thinking: 'the processes of the actual' in 'Heidelberg'; 6. Internal transcendentalism: Wordsworth and 'a new condition of philosophy'; Part II. Twentieth Century Philosophical Romanticisms: Wittgenstein, Cavell and the arts: 7. Hypotheses, criterial claims, and perspicuous representations: Wittgenstein's 'remarks on Frazer's The Golden Bough'; 8. How can tragedy matter for us?; 9. Althusser and ideological criticism of the arts; 10. 'A continuing task': Cavell and the truth of skepticism; 11. Plights of embodied soul: dramas of sin and salvation in Augustine and Updike; 12. Cavell and Hölderlin on human immigrancy.
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