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

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

Translated the following 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 convey the advance of the idea that of the divine Godhead in and during numerous mythological structures (particularly of historical Greece, Egypt, and the close to East), Schelling develops the concept many philosophical options are born of religious-mythological notions. In so doing, he brings jointly the basic relatedness of the improvement of philosophical structures, human language, historical past, historic artwork kinds, and non secular notion. 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 historic 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 exciting and sometimes exciting. Schelling’s fertile mind's eye and prodigious studying are on complete reveal the following. not just will these looking a thought-provoking philosophy of mythology locate this ebook worthwhile, but additionally readers with curiosity within the philosophy of historical past, 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 functional Reason

Mason Richey teaches philosophy and is a certified translator.

Markus Zisselsberger is Assistant Professor of recent 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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