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Die Sphinx und der Geist in der Geschichte
Die Entzifferung der Hieroglyphen gab Hegel wichtige Impulse für sein Ägyptenbild und seine zukunftsweisende Geschichtsphilosophie. Kant, Goethe und Schiller kannten Ägypten nur aus biblischen und antiken Texten, in denen es mit wenig Verständnis oder gar offener Feindschaft behandelt wird. Herder ahnte mit seiner ungewöhnlichen Empathie für andere Kulturen die Bedeutung Altägyptens für die Geschichte. Hegel, der Kenntnis von der Entzifferung der Hieroglyphen im Jahr 1822 nahm, erkannte die Folgen für die Geschichtsforschung und die im Entstehen begriffene Anthropologie und bezog das Alte Ägypten in seine Schriften zu Geschichte, Religion und Ästhetik ein. Damit hat er zahlreiche Schriftsteller, Historiker und Philosophen bis in unsere Tage angeregt.
Medicine and Writing in the Early Eighteenth Century
Author: Allan Ingram
This book explores the impacts, particularly on their writing, of the serious illnesses of Swift and Pope, alongside their respective understandings of health issues and within their period contex. Both Swift and Pope spent most of their lives suffering from serious illness, Ménière’s Disease (Swift) and Pott’s Disease (Pope). This was at a time when medical understanding of these conditions was minimal. This book examines the effects of illness on each writer’s relations with doctors, treatment, and medicine more widely, and how far and in what ways their own experiences affected their writing. The book explains the contemporary medical context and subsequent specialist knowledge of the illnesses, and places each alongside both writers’ attempts to come to terms with their suffering, not least with respect to the different forms and styles of their works. Each writer’s extensive correspondence is drawn on, as well as a range of texts.
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Forgetting and Forgetfulness in Modern Science
Author: Oliver Dimbath
The book offers a fundamental view on the problem of forgetting in sociology in general and within sociology of knowledge. Furthermore it focuses – as a case study – on the field of modern science. With recourse to the term ‚oblivionism‘, originally introduced with ironic-critical intent by the german romance scholar Harald Weinrich, it analyzes the fundamental and multifaceted problem of the loss of knowledge in the field of science.
A declarative-reflective, an incorporated-practical and an objectified-technical memory motif is at the centre. These form the basis for the development of the three forms of forgetting that are also central to modern science: forgetfulness, wanting to forget and, ultimately, making one forget.
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In: Oblivionism
In: Oblivionism
In: Oblivionism
Uses and Abuses of an American Icon
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Thoreau in an Age of Crisis reconsiders the relevance of 19th-century American naturalist, philosopher, and social reformer Henry David Thoreau to our troubled present. This new anthology collects the work of fourteen leading scholars from various disciplines. They consider Thoreau’s life and work in light of contemporary concerns regarding racism, climate change, environmental policy, and political strife. They review Thoreau’s trajectory as a scientist and literary artist, as well as his evolving attitudes toward Native American cultures. The essaysists also consider Thoreau’s acoustics, concepts of play, and impact on later writers. Most provocatively, they reveal a vulnerable and empathetic Thoreau, a far cry from the distanced and misanthropic critic often portrayed in popular culture.
In: Oblivionism
Polemische Konstellationen vom 18. zum 21. Jahrhundert
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Der Band versucht, das Verhältnis von Klassizismus und Antiklassizismus als polemische Konstellation zu fassen.
Die einzelnen Beiträge nehmen die Beziehungen zwischen Klassizismus und Antiklassizismus vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart in den Blick. Gefragt wird nach den polemischen Konstellationen, in denen literarische wie künstlerische Werke beider Strömungen sich aufeinander beziehen, sich gegeneinander abgrenzen und so profilieren. Kontroversen dieser Art lassen sich häufig nicht auf die Intentionen einzelner Akteure zurückführen, sondern werden nur aus einer genaueren Autopsie der strukturellen Verschiebungen erklärbar, die die konkurrierenden Einsätze ermöglichen und deren Ausdruck sie sind. Eine solche Sichtweise soll die wechselseitige Erzeugung und Profilierung distinkter ästhetischer Positionen durch Konkurrenzverhältnisse neu modellieren.

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Robert Sattelmeyer’s “The Evolutions of Thoreau’s Science” explores Thoreau’s scientific practice and its scholarly reception. Sattelmeyer examines the considerable body of scholarship that has developed surrounding Thoreau as a scientist and offers a overview of the gradual evolution of critical and scholarly appreciation for Thoreau’s scientific work, particularly as this developed during the last decade of his life. Sattelmeyer also argues that another vast but unfinished Thoreauvian project, collected in the so-called Indian Notebooks, had its lapse with the recognition of a fundamental impasse: “to attempt to understand the precontact culture of indigenous people by reading books by post-contact European explorers and missionaries is, at best, a tautology.” Thoreau’s broader interest, Sattelmeyer suggests, lay in the developing population patterns, by human communities as well as by plants and animals, of North America. Sattelmeyer then treats Thoreau’s hydrological study of the Musquetaquid watershed and Thoreau’s vast Kalendar project as defining his legitimate legacy as a scientist in his own right.

In: Thoreau in an Age of Crisis