The Religious Roots of the Philosophy of German Romanticism

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Project Period
1/2002 - 12/2004
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Czech Science Foundation
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Arts

The presented project belongs thematically into the history of modern philosophy. Its aim is to explore the contradictory religious core of German romantic philosophy in the period of so-called Jena's romanticism. The research concerns several significant authors and their essential texts on the philosophy of religion that led up to the constitution of the idea of so-called new mythology (J. Paul, Siebenkäs; J. G. Herder, Iduna; Lessing, Enziehung des Menschengeschlechts; Novalis, Christenheit oder Europa; Fr. Schlegel, Rede über die Mythologie; Schelling, Die Weltalter, etc.). The work on the project is based on the assumption that a detailed analysis of religious points of departure (the notion of myth, the conception of new religion, romantic reform of the religion of reason) is a relevant scholarly task, which results can help to reveal one of the roots of modern European thinking. Although foreign research on German romanticism concentrates on its numerous aspects, the very idea of


Total number of publications: 36

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