This study is an investigation of the impact of Spinozan metaphysics on German-speaking writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In terms of specific works by Friedrich Schiller and C.F. Meyer, this influence has hitherto gone unnoticed. Though it has long been recognized that George Büchner was profoundly affected by Spinozism, in-depth treatments of this important dimension of his thought have, by and large, been lacking. This book contains an attempt to come to terms with significant aspects of Büchner's reception of Spinoza, as found both in his literary and non-literary writings.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||North American Studies in Nineteenth-Century German Literature and Culture Series , #18|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)|
About the Author
The Author: Rodney Taylor is an assistant professor of German at Northeast Missouri State University. He received his Ph.D. in German at the University of Utah. Dr. Taylor is the author of several articles on nineteenth- and twentieth-century German literature, as well as the monograph, History and the Paradoxes of Metaphysics in Dantons Tod (Peter Lang, 1990).