Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ: German Romanticism between Leibniz and Marx

Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ: German Romanticism between Leibniz and Marx

by Leif Weatherby

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ISBN-13: 9780823269419
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Series: Forms of Living
Pages: 472
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Leif Weatherby is Assistant Professor of German at New York University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Romantic Organology: Terminology and Metaphysics

Part I: Towards Organology
2. Metaphysical Organs and the Emergence of Life: From Leibniz to Blumenbach
3. The Epigenesis of Reason: Force and Organ in Kant and Herder
4. The Organ of the Soul: Vitalist Metaphysics and the Literalization of the Organ

Part II: Romantic Organology
Romantic Organology: Towards a Technological Metaphysics of Judgment
5. The Tragic Task: Dialectical Organs and the Metaphysics of Judgment (Hölderlin)
6. Electric and Ideal Organs: Schelling and the Program of Organology
7. Universal Organs: Novalis's Romantic Organology
8. Between Myth and Science: Naturphilosophie and the Ends of Organology

Part III: After Organology
9. Technologies of Nature: Goethe's Hegelian Transformations
10. Instead of an Epilogue: Communist Organs, or Technology and Organology

Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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