Paul Ziche / Petr Rezvykh: Sygkepleriazein – Schelling und die Kepler-Rezeption im 19. Jahrhundert

In cooperation with Daniel A. DiLiscia.
Schellingiana 21
299 p., 6 ill., 12,2 x 19,4 cm.
ISBN 978-3-7728-2441-8
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As a brilliant discoverer of laws of nature, Johannes Kepler (1571–1630) played a key role in Schelling’s and Hegel’s early natural philosophy. For romanticism, he was the absolute prototype of a genius. It was around 1840 when Schelling advocated the first complete edition of Kepler’s works in a different context, since natural philosophy was being harshly criticized by empiricism and inductivism. Newly discovered documents show how it was nevertheless possible to draw on Kepler and that idealist and post-idealist concepts of philosophy are not mutually exclusive but that the genius of Kepler, emphasized by idealists and romanticists, his imagination and his intuition, can be reinterpreted as criteria for scientific methods. Throughout the work there are papers and documents from archives, mainly correspondence, most of which have been newly interpreted and are being published here for the first time.


Christian Danz, Theologische Literaturzeitung

»Die sorgfältig edierte Untersuchung bietet einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Naturphilosophie Schellings, zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte und Kepler-Rezeption des 19. Jh.s. sowie zu den Hintergründen der Gesamtausgabe der Werke von Johannes Kepler.«

Christian Danz,
Theologische Literaturzeitung
Volker Bialas, Journal for the History of Astronomy

»[...] this book moves from complex problems of the philosophy of nature and science to remarkable fields in the history of astronomy. Although written partly in the manner of Schelling scholarship, it represents a real enlargement of our knowledge about the German reception of Kepler’s great work.«

Volker Bialas,
Journal for the History of Astronomy

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