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dc.contributor.authorFlodin, Camilla Susanne
dc.identifier.citationFlodin, C. S. Remembering Nature Through Art: Hölderlin and the Poetic Representation of Life Intellectual History Review. 2021, 31 (3), 411-426.en_US
dc.description.abstractABSTRACT For Friedrich Hölderlin, the mediatory role of aesthetics was central to overcoming the challenges of modern life, in particular human beings’ antagonistic relationship to nature. This article claims that Hölderlin preserves and improves what is true in Kant’s conception of the beautiful: that the experience of beauty concerns recognizing our dependence on nature, and that this recognition resonates in the works of artistic geniality as well. The article furthermore argues that the twentieth-century philosopher Theodor W. Adorno’s interpretation of Hölderlin sheds light on how Hölderlin’s late poetry constitutes a remembrance of nature that avoids fetishizing nature as an origin to which we should return, while still allowing for an acknowledgment of its priority. Hölderlin’s poetry, as a work of spirit or mind, is exemplary in its commemoration of the precondition for spirit’s achievements: finite, empirical life. In this way, the self-reflectivity of Hölderlin’s poems also constitute a corrective to subjectivist tendencies that still reverberate in post-Kantian idealism.en_US
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dc.titleRemembering Nature Through Art: Hölderlin and the Poetic Representation of Lifeen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder2021 The Author(s)en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Humaniora: 000en_US
dc.source.journalIntellectual History Reviewen_US
dc.relation.projectRiksbankens Jubileumsfond project number P16-0075:1en_US

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