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Schelling’s Reception in Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Authors: Whiteley, Giles

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  • Offers a coherent narrative of Schelling’s reception spanning the entire period of the nineteenth-century for the first time
  • Demonstrates the central importance of Schelling throughout the British literature of the nineteenth-century
  • Reshapes the narrative of the reception of German idealism during the nineteenth-century as it has been traditionally understood 
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This book examines the various ways in which the German philosopher Friedrich Schelling was read and responded to by British readers and writers during the nineteenth century. Challenging the idea that Schelling’s reception was limited to the Romantics, this book shows the ways in which his thought continued to be engaged with across the whole period. It follows Schelling’s reception both chronologically and conceptually as it developed in a number of different disciplines in British aesthetics, literature, philosophy, science and theology. What emerges is a vibrant new history of the period, showing the important role played by reading and responding to Schelling, either directly or more diffusely, and taking in a vast array of major thinkers during the period. This book, which will be of interest not only to historians of philosophy and the history of ideas, but to all those dealing with Anglo-German reception during the nineteenth century, reveals Schelling to be a kind of uncanny presence underwriting British thought.

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Giles Whiteley is Reader in English Literature at Stockholm University, Sweden. He is the author of Aestheticism and the Philosophy of Death: Walter Pater and Post-Hegelianism (2010) and, most recently, Oscar Wilde and the Simulacrum: The Truth of Masks (2015).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Schelling’s Reception in Nineteenth-Century British Literature
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95906-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95906-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95905-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07113-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 324
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