The Resource Goethe's naturalistic anthropology : man and other plants, Matthew Bell

Goethe's naturalistic anthropology : man and other plants, Matthew Bell

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Goethe's naturalistic anthropology : man and other plants
Title
Goethe's naturalistic anthropology
Title remainder
man and other plants
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Bell
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • For many readers in the English-speaking world, Goethe is somehow separate from the European intellectual and literary tradition. In this unique and wide-ranging study, Matthew Bell aims to correct this view by showing how Goethe portrayed human beings as part of a natural continuum, very much in the spirit of the Enlightenment
  • Dr Bell's fresh readings of Goethe's major and lesser-known texts are set against the background of the science and philosophy of the age, and the writer's debts to other thinkers are analysed. The development of Goethe as a writer and thinker is traced from his sentimental epistolary novel Werther - read in the context of the rise of psychological theory in the Enlightenment - to the emergence of his own theory of 'empirical psychology' in the great roman a clef of 1809, Die Wahlverwandtschaften
  • In a major new interpretation of Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre, Matthew Bell follows the ideal of organic growth from the novel's origins in Enlightenment optimism to its revision in an atmosphere of post-revolutionary scepticism
  • Placing Goethe in an anthropological context, Goethe's Naturalistic Anthropology demonstrates that eighteenth-century anthropological thought provides an essential, hitherto overlooked context for the understanding of Goethe's literary enterprise from Werther to Die Wahlverwandtschaften
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bell, Matthew
Index
index present
Language note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Oxford, 1991
LC call number
PT2198
LC item number
.B45 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
  • Anthropology in literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology in literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Antropologie
  • Anthropologie
  • Naturphilosophie
Label
Goethe's naturalistic anthropology : man and other plants, Matthew Bell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Oxford, 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [326]-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Goethe and the anthropology of the European enlightenment -- Die Leiden Des Jungen Werthers -- Weimar anthropology -- Man and other plants -- Empirical psychology
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 346 pages
Isbn
9780198158943
Lccn
94004242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29877262
  • (OCoLC)ocm29877262
Label
Goethe's naturalistic anthropology : man and other plants, Matthew Bell
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Oxford, 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [326]-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Goethe and the anthropology of the European enlightenment -- Die Leiden Des Jungen Werthers -- Weimar anthropology -- Man and other plants -- Empirical psychology
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 346 pages
Isbn
9780198158943
Lccn
94004242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29877262
  • (OCoLC)ocm29877262

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