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Aesthetic Reason and Imaginative Freedom
Friedrich Schiller and Philosophy
Aesthetic Reason and Imaginative Freedom
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María del Rosario Acosta López - Editor
Jeffrey L. Powell - Editor
SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Price: $90.00 
Hardcover - 224 pages
Release Date: October 2018
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-7219-5



Shows the relevance of Schiller’s thought for contemporary philosophy, particularly aesthetics, ethics, and politics.

This book seeks to draw attention to Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805) as a philosophical thinker in his own right. For too long, his philosophical contribution has been neglected in favor of his much-deserved reputation as a political playwright. The essays in this collection make two arguments. First, Schiller presents a robust philosophical program that can be favorably compared to those of his age, including Rousseau, Kant, Schelling, and Hegel, and he proves to be their equal in his thinking on morality, aesthetics, and politics. Second, Schiller can also guide us in our more contemporary philosophical concerns and approaches, such as phenomenology, hermeneutics, aesthetics, and politics. Here, Schiller instructs us in our engagement with figures such as Walter Benjamin, Michel Foucault, Jacques Rancière, Roberto Esposito, and others.

María del Rosario Acosta López is Associate Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University. She has published several books, including La tragedia como conjuro: el problema de lo sublime en Friedrich Schiller. Jeffrey L. Powell is Professor of Philosophy at Marshall University and the editor of Heidegger and Language.

A volume in the SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy

Dennis J. Schmidt, editor

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