Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

The early German romantic philosophy of myth can help elucidate the nature of romanticism itself, which notoriously resists descriptive or theoretical definition. To be sure, myth is an equally problematic term, whose precise meaning varies among romantic philosophers, though its role in the romantic project remains usefully consistent: myth is offered as a solution to the crisis of modern alienation, or, more radically, to the crisis of the subject object dichotomy. The sources of this alienation are likewise varied but broadly coherent. I will mention those relevant to the task at hand.

Document Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1163/9789004388239_007

Editor

Elizabeth Milán & Judith Norman

Publisher

Koninklijke Brill NV

City

Leiden, The Netherlands

ISBN

9789004388222

Publication Information

A Companion to Early German Romantic Philosophy

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