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By Dieter Henrich

Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) has lengthy been famous as one of many maximum poets of the German language, yet his significance to philosophy has surfaced merely relatively lately. even supposing Schelling and Hegel said Hölderlin early on as their equivalent, for a very long time his philosophical proposal remained unknown outdoors the small circle of his friends.

Among the main popular figures within the rediscovery of Hölderlin's suggestion is Dieter Henrich, who, in a chain of hugely influential reports during the last thirty years, has proven that Hölderlin performed a decisive position within the improvement of philosophy from Kant to Hegel, and as a result within the formation of German Idealism. between different issues, Henrich confirmed that Hölderlin, whereas nonetheless a scholar, introduced a strong critique of Fichte's Wissenschaftslehre and defined a substitute for the dominant view of the basis of philosophy. This replacement proved pathbreaking for his philosophical pals, forcing Hegel, for instance, to desert his personal Kantianism and, finally, to provide systematic articulation to a place that went even past Hölderlin's.

This quantity contains six of Henrich's most vital essays on Hölderlin's philosophical importance. one of the issues mentioned are Hölderlin's motivation and methodological orientation in his paintings on German Idealism, the highbrow surroundings of Hölderlin's scholar years and the philosophical difficulties that occupied him, Hölderlin's angle towards any first-principle philosophy, and the advanced own and philosophical relationships among Hegel and Hölderlin. The final essay is a protracted, unique interpretation of 1 of Hölderlin's maximum poems, "Remembrance." In elucidating its lyric composition and constitution, Henrich additionally seeks to teach the way it comprises and develops Hölderlin's philosophical thought.

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