Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi: Band 3: Briefwechsel 1782–1784

Nr. 751-1107. Subsidised by the Bavarian Academy of Sciences.

Commentary by Michael Brüggen.
With the assistance of Albert Mues and Gudrun Schury.
Umschlagfoto
German
2001
XXVI, 449 p., 6 ill. (5 colored), 17,6 x 24,5 cm.
Cloth-bound
ISBN 978-3-7728-2181-3
Available
eISBN 978-3-7728-3439-4
€ 298.–

The commentary on the third volume of texts shows even more clearly than the letters themselves that Jacobi was attentively following political events which were under the influence of absolutism and criticized the absolute power of the rulers in writings which were published anonymously. In the spring of 1783 he was occupied with Spinoza’s almost forgotten, succinct destruction of traditional metaphysical concepts. In this volume, the correspondence, which caused a sensation at that time, is presented again in its chronological and biographical context, in many cases rendering it comprehensible for the first time. In addition to Wilhelm Heinse‘s brilliant descriptions, the correspondence with Johann Georg Hamann is the core of this edition. The letters of the third volume are carefully annotated, as are the other letters, and indexes of places, subjects and persons make the volume of texts as well as the volume of annotations accessible.

Reviews

Günter Arnold, Editio

Doch auch hier ist der große, lebendige Strom europäischer Geistesgeschichte von den Eleaten bis zu Kant in Text- und Kommentarband auf beeindruckende Weise verdeutlicht, was sowohl von den außerordentlichen Schwierigkeiten der Aufgabe als auch von den großen Leistungen der Bearbeiter zeugt.

Günter Arnold,
Editio
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