By Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Von Schelling,Mason Richey,Markus Zisselsberger,Jason M. Wirth

ISBN-10: 0791471314

ISBN-13: 9780791471319

ISBN-10: 0791471322

ISBN-13: 9780791471326

Appearing in English for the 1st time, Schelling’s 1842 lectures strengthen the concept that many philosophical ideas are born of religious-mythological notions.

Translated right here into English for the 1st time, F. W. J. Schelling’s 1842 lectures at the Philosophy of Mythology are an early instance of interdisciplinary considering. In trying to express the advance of the idea that of the divine Godhead in and during a variety of mythological structures (particularly of historic Greece, Egypt, and the close to East), Schelling develops the concept many philosophical techniques are born of religious-mythological notions. In so doing, he brings jointly the fundamental relatedness of the advance of philosophical structures, human language, background, historic paintings types, and non secular inspiration. alongside the best way, he engages in analyses of recent philosophical perspectives concerning the origins of philosophy’s conceptual abstractions, in addition to literary and philological analyses of old literature and poetry.

“Highly recommended.” — CHOICE

“F. W. J. Schelling is still a uniquely passionate, bold, and premature thinker. Now, greater than one hundred fifty years after those lectures got in Berlin, his time has come. This fabric is often interesting and sometimes exciting. Schelling’s fertile mind's eye and prodigious studying are on complete reveal right here. not just will these looking a thought-provoking philosophy of mythology locate this booklet lucrative, but in addition readers with curiosity within the philosophy of background, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of faith might be quickened by way of Schelling’s forays in those components. The translators, who've additionally supplied copious notes and a thesaurus, have supplied a real service.” — Bernard Freydberg, writer of mind's eye in Kant’s Critique of sensible Reason

Mason Richey teaches philosophy and is a certified translator.

Markus Zisselsberger is Assistant Professor of contemporary Languages and Literatures on the college of Miami and is the coeditor (with Gisela Brinker-Gabler) of “If We Had the Word.”: Ingeborg Bachmann. perspectives and Reviews.

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