Hölderlin (1789–1798)

  • Franz Gabriel Nauen
Part of the Archives Internationales D’Histoire des Idées / International Archives of the History of Ideas book series (ARCH, volume 45)


Though by profession not a philosopher but a poet, Hölderlin’s intellectual development played a vital role in determining the direction which German Idealist speculation took during the nineties.1 Reflecting his own enthusiasm for the Girondist phase of the French Revolution, Hölderlin, during his last years at the Stift in 1793–1794, had developed a world-view which insisted on the real correspondence of freedom, society and nature. This politically and socially oriented pantheism inspired his friends Hegel and Schelling to seek to integrate these spheres into their own early thought.2


French Revolution Human Freedom Love Affair Intellectual Intuition Corrupt Condition 
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