By Steven D. Martinson
Friedrich Schiller isn't really in basic terms certainly one of Germany's most desirable poets. he's additionally one of many significant German members to global literature. In Germany, Schiller celebrations and commemorations nonetheless play a task within the formation of public opinion, and the timeless phrases he gave to characters resembling Marquis Posa in Don Carlos and Wilhelm inform within the eponymous drama proceed to underscore the necessity for human freedom. Schiller cultivated wish within the actualization of ethical wisdom via aesthetic schooling and important mirrored image, resulting in his perfect of a extra humane humanity. even as, he was once absolutely cognizant of the issues that attend a number of types of idealism. but for Schiller, eventually, love continues to be the gravitational heart of the universe and of human life, and past lifestyles and loss of life pleasure prevails. This number of state-of-the-art essays through many of the world's best Schiller specialists constitutes a milestone in scholarship that's fairly well timed in view of the two hundredth anniversary of the poet's demise in 2005. certain awareness is given to either the paradigm shifts in Schiller's paintings in its improvement over the years and the indelible imprint of the early writings on his later works. The individuals additionally stay delicate to the a number of degrees on which the poet was once operating. the quantity contains in-depth discussions of Schiller's significant dramatic and poetic works, his essays on aesthetics, and his actions as historian, anthropologist, and physiologist, in addition to of his relation to the ancients and of Schiller reception in twentieth-century Germany. individuals: Steven D. Martinson, Walter Hinderer, David Pugh, Otto Dann, Werner von Stransky-Stranka-Greifenfels, J. M. van der Laan, Rolf-Peter Janz, Lesley Sharpe, Norbert Oellers, Dieter Borchmeyer, Karl S. Guthke, Wulf Koepke.
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Ethics and Aesthetics Despite claims to the contrary, and as we have suggested, in Schiller’s writings, aesthetics and morality are intimately related. For example, in the essay, Über den moralischen Nutzen ästhetischer Sitten (On the Moral Value of Aesthetics, 1793) the writer sees the true enemy of morality (“Feind der Moralität”; 8:814) to lie in that sense drive that seeks satisfaction alone, that is, self-satisfaction. It is “der stärkste Gegner, den der Mensch in seinem moralischen Handeln zu bekämpfen hat” (8:814).
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A Companion to the Works of Friedrich Schiller (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture) by Steven D. Martinson