Heinrich von Kleist: Writing after Kant (Studies in German by Tim Mehigan

By Tim Mehigan

The query of Heinrich von Kleist's studying and reception of Kant's philosophy hasn't ever been satisfactorily replied. the current learn goals to re-evaluate this question, really within the gentle ofKant's emerging significance for the arts at the present time. It argues not just that Kleist was once inspired by way of Kant, but in addition that he should be understood as a Kantian, albeit an unorthodox one.
the amount integrates fabric formerly released by way of the writer, now up to date, with new chapters to shape a better complete. What effects is a coherent set of ways that illuminates the query of Kleist's Kantianism from diverse issues of view. Kleist is thereby understood not just as a author but additionally as a philosopher - one whose seriousness of function and readability of layout compares with that of alternative earlyexpositors of Kant's concept similar to Reinhold and Fichte. during the locutions and idioms of fiction and the essay, Kleist turns into noticeable for the 1st time as an unique contributor to the culture of post-Kantian ideas.

Tim Mehigan is Professorial Chair of German within the division of Languages and Cultures on the college of Otago, New Zealand, and Honorary Professor within the tuition of Languages and Comparative Cultural reviews on the collage of Queensland, Australia.

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