The Resource The will to create : Goethe's philosophy of nature, Astrida Orle Tantillo

The will to create : Goethe's philosophy of nature, Astrida Orle Tantillo

Label
The will to create : Goethe's philosophy of nature
Title
The will to create
Title remainder
Goethe's philosophy of nature
Statement of responsibility
Astrida Orle Tantillo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Renowned for his contributions to the literary world. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) believed his greatest accomplishments were in the fields of science and natural philosophy. In fact, Goethe predicted his scientific works would spark a revolution, eclipsing the theories of Newton and Enlightenment science."
  • "Astrida Orle Tantillo offers the first comprehensive study of Goethe's natural philosophy, analyzing his work in such disciplines as physics, botany, morphology, zoology, and meteorology. She investigates the principles behind his conception of a will-driven nature, and analyzes their significance for such philosophical issues as objectivity, scientific method, and the status of natural law in general. Tantillo also critically examines Goethe's attempts to challenge the basic tenets of Newtonian and Cartesian science and his efforts to found a new natural philosophy."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tantillo, Astrida Orle
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B2987.Z7
LC item number
T36 2002
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
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von <1749-1832> - Et la philosophie de la nature
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang <<von>>
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Philosophie de la nature
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Natuurfilosofie
  • Nauki przyrodnicze
  • Naturphilosophie
  • Philosophie de la nature - Histoire
  • Naturphilosophie
Label
The will to create : Goethe's philosophy of nature, Astrida Orle Tantillo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-233) 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
The democracy of polar pairs -- Polarity and creation myths -- The theory of colors -- Perception and the physical and "spiritual" eyes -- The subject and object and the argument against hierarchy -- Nature's inner drive -- The metamorphosis of plants -- The transcendence of matter -- Steigerung and scientific writing -- The theory of colors -- The scientific methodology of Steigerung -- The red and the green -- The poetry of science -- The case against teleology -- Scientific methodology and the type -- The principle of compensation -- Goethe and evolution -- Inanimate nature and the "will" to create -- The aesthetics of compensation -- The coming-to-be of parts and wholes -- Natural insurrections -- The barnacles and the state of nature -- The natural philosophy of sex and gender -- Masculine and feminine tendencies -- Plants and human beings
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780822941774
Lccn
2001006539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48383297
  • (OCoLC)ocm48383297
Label
The will to create : Goethe's philosophy of nature, Astrida Orle Tantillo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-233) 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
The democracy of polar pairs -- Polarity and creation myths -- The theory of colors -- Perception and the physical and "spiritual" eyes -- The subject and object and the argument against hierarchy -- Nature's inner drive -- The metamorphosis of plants -- The transcendence of matter -- Steigerung and scientific writing -- The theory of colors -- The scientific methodology of Steigerung -- The red and the green -- The poetry of science -- The case against teleology -- Scientific methodology and the type -- The principle of compensation -- Goethe and evolution -- Inanimate nature and the "will" to create -- The aesthetics of compensation -- The coming-to-be of parts and wholes -- Natural insurrections -- The barnacles and the state of nature -- The natural philosophy of sex and gender -- Masculine and feminine tendencies -- Plants and human beings
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780822941774
Lccn
2001006539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48383297
  • (OCoLC)ocm48383297

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