New PDF release: The Will To Create: Goethe’s Philosophy of Nature

By Astrida Orle Tantillo

ISBN-10: 0822941775

ISBN-13: 9780822941774

ISBN-10: 0822961458

ISBN-13: 9780822961451

Better referred to as a poet and dramatist, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) was once additionally a discovered thinker and typical scientist. Astrida Orle Tantillo deals the 1st entire research of his average philosophy, which she contends is rooted in creativity.

Tantillo analyzes Goethe’s major medical texts, together with his paintings on physics, botany, comparative anatomy, and metereology. She significantly examines his makes an attempt to problem the fundamental tenets of Newtonian and Cartesian technological know-how and to stumbled on a brand new normal philosophy. In person chapters dedicated to various key rules, she finds how this usual philosophy—which questions rationalism, the quantitative method of clinical inquiry, strict gender different types, and the potential of medical objectivity—illuminates Goethe’s status as either a precursor and critic of modernity.

Tantillo doesn't presuppose previous wisdom of Goethe or technology, and punctiliously avoids an overreliance on really good jargon. This makes The Will to Create obtainable to a large viewers, together with philosophers, historians of technology, and literary theorists, in addition to basic readers.

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