By John Marshall
This glorious advent to Greek Philosophy has been particularly formatted for today's e-readers. Containing chapters together with these on Plato, Socrates and faculties comparable to The Atomists and The Sophists, this ebook will entice scholars of philosophy and someone attracted to the foundation of Western pondering. Written by way of philosophical historical past professional John Marshall, this can be a must-have for any electronic bookshelf.
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It is not an “immediate unity” (PG, §18). Using another of Schelling’s symbols, Hegel claimed that “the life of God and divine knowledge may therefore well be expressed as a play of Love with itself; but when the seriousness, the pain, the patience and the work of the negative are lacking within it, this idea sinks down into devotionalism [Erbaulichkeit] and even to insipidity” (PG, §19). 21 The absolute emerges in the intellectual intuition, as if shot out of a gun, lacking its slow journey, its piecemeal, dialectical trajectory towards self-discovery.
One cannot have an experience of the ineffable and then go ahead write books about it. Either it is ineffable or one can write about it. Schlegel’s description also links Schelling’s very mode of presentation with tragic poetry, a connection that Schelling had suggested, three years before the appearance of Friedrich Schlegel’s Dialogue on Poetry, in the tenth and final letter of his Philosophical Letters on Dogmatism and Criticism (1797). Greek poetic reason was equipped with the capacity to think what appeared to philosophy to be an inadmissible contradiction.
In the Clara, likely written in the months after her death in the autumn of 1809, Schelling attempted to take up the question of death directly. The dialogue itself begins on All Soul’s Day, as mourners walk over the earth separating the living from the dead—an earth that they themselves will one day cross. Death, in disciplinary mortification as well as physical expiration, is a crossing, a confrontation with the cision, the tear that is the disequilibrium of the circulation of the dark night of the Good and the bright day of the True, that pushes the extent to which the ego could ever claim to know mortification.
A Short History of Greek Philosophy by John Marshall