Nature of imagination
at the heart of Schelling's thinking
My chapter will seek to suggest something of the character of Schelling's philosophical accomplishment and it will do so by discussing the manner in which philosophy, natural science, art, and history all belong together (without thereby sacrificing their autonomy) as the reawakening of the question of nature. Quite simply: for Schelling, one cannot do philosophy only by doing philosophy. Philosophy, as such, entails a commitment to these other modes of thought without thereby usurping their autonomy. I will carefully detail this complex set of relationships in order to bring forth Schelling's intuition into nature as the image of thinking as such. What guides Schelling's very sense of what matters as philosophy, what belongs to the philosophical enterprise by right?
Wirth, J. (2014)., Nature of imagination: at the heart of Schelling's thinking, in M. C. Altman (ed.), The Palgrave handbook of German idealism, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 457-477.
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