In 1796 a German politico-philosophical manifesto proclaims the 'highest act of reason' as an 'aesthetic act'. The ways in which this transformation relates to the development of some of the major directions in modern philosophy is the focus of this book. The book focuses on the main accounts of the human subject and on the conceptions of art and language which emerge within the Kantian and post-Kantian history of aesthetics. Immanuel Kant's main work on aesthetics, the 'third Critique', the Critique of Judgement, forms part of his response to unresolved questions which emerge from his Critique of Pure Reason and Critique of Practical Reason. The early Romantics, who, after all, themselves established the term, can be characterized in a way which distinguishes them from later German Romanticism. The 'Oldest System Programme of German Idealism', is a manifesto for a new philosophy and exemplifies the spirit of early Idealism, not least with regard to mythology. The crucial question posed by the Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling of the System of Transcendental Idealism (STI) is how art relates to philosophy, a question which has recently reappeared in post-structuralism and in aspects of pragmatism. Despite his undoubted insights, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's insufficiency in relation to music is part of his more general problem with adequately theorising self-consciousness, and thus with his aesthetic theory. Friedrich Schleiermacher argues in the hermeneutics that interpretation of the meaning of Kunst is itself also an 'art'. The book concludes with a discussion on music, language, and Romantic thought.
begging the question,
restrict the materials for an answer to those that science can countenance’
(McDowell 1998 p. 72). Schelling is one of the ﬁrst to take up this metaphysical question in a serious way in modernity, and he does so in a manner which,
despite many now obsolete features and untenable arguments, still has resonances for contemporary thought.
The crucial question posed by the Schelling of the STI is how art relates to
philosophy, a question which has recently reappeared in post-structuralism and
in aspects of pragmatism. In the contemporary reﬂections on
The intellectual influence of non-medical research on policy and practice in the Colonial Medical Service in Tanganyika and Uganda
infections (STIs) in Buhaya in colonial Tanganyika and
malnutrition in Buganda, the largest kingdom in Uganda. 2
In particular, the chapter will consider the role played
by non-medical academic researchers, who were affiliated to the colonial state,
in shaping medical understanding of the context within which these two
particular medical problems existed. Government anthropologists and a
variety of social
complexity, and it is
becoming clear that the stories told about the implications of Idealism and
Romanticism are in need of considerable revision in the light of changing conceptions in contemporary philosophy. The standard story of German Idealism
is that it is inaugurated by Fichte’s radicalisation of Kant’s turn to the subject,
is continued in Schelling’s System of Transcendental Idealism (STI) and ‘identity philosophy’, and culminates in Hegel’s system. Hegel is then superseded by
Marx, who turns Hegel’s speculation into a new form of materialist philosophy.
The beginning of aesthetic theory and the end of art
in the other’. It follows the developmental model of the STI, but aims to show
how the structure of reﬂection can be revealed to be present in the development
of thought from its lowest to its highest stages. In the PG self-consciousness is
revealed not to be the prior principle it is in Descartes or the early Fichte. Selfconsciousness can only come about for Hegel via that which it is not: another
self-consciousness. Without the other, I would remain in a state of unreﬂecting
immediacy, like an embryo that never becomes a person. In reﬂection I can
far more of a struggle than it was in the STI or his identity philosophy, and uses
music as a means of understanding it. ‘Divine madness’, the state associated
with Dionysian intoxication, is a result of the battle between that aspect of
nature whose essence is to remain part of the inherently unconscious primeval
One – which is a force of contraction, in contrast to the absolute ‘I’ of the STI,
which had to limit its inﬁnite expansion if it was to become conscious of itself
– and that aspect which strives beyond the One towards consciousness, which
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