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The first English translation of Novalis’s unfinished notes for a common technology, Das Allgemeine Brouillon.

Novalis is healthier recognized in background because the poet of early German Romanticism. even though, this translation of Das Allgemeine Brouillon, or “Universal Notebook,” ultimately introduces him to the English-speaking global as a very talented thinker in his personal correct and shatters the parable of him as a trifling having a pipe dream and irrational poet. Composed of greater than 1,100 computer entries, this is often simply Novalis’s greatest theoretical paintings and definitely some of the most outstanding and audacious undertakings of the “Golden Age” of German philosophy. In it, Novalis displays on various elements of human tradition, together with philosophy, poetry, the common sciences, the wonderful arts, arithmetic, mineralogy, background, and faith, and brings all of them jointly into what he calls a “Romantic Encyclopaedia” or “Scientific Bible.”

Novalis’s Romantic Encyclopaedia absolutely embodies the author’s personal own model of philosophy, “Magical Idealism.” With meditations on mankind and nature, the potential destiny improvement of our colleges of cause, mind's eye, and the senses, and the unification of the various sciences, those notes comprise a veritable treasure trove of richly poetic and philosophic thoughts.

“…a welcome contribution to the turning out to be literature in English at the philosophy of the early German romantics … This booklet merits to be learn now not easily for its many poetic moments … yet for the general imaginative and prescient that offers the poetry its theoretical punch.” — Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

“With its lucid creation and notes, this crucial quantity permits the English-speaking reader to process the Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia (1798–9) for the 1st time as a coherent textual content, a part of a much broader seek in Germany for a brand new clinical procedure, a plan purely later discovered in smooth physics.” — the days Literary Supplement

“…expertly translated, edited, and brought through David W. wooden ... There appears to be like no subject, from the mysteries of the outside to the houses of minerals, which Novalis’s encyclopedic ambition did not confront.” — the recent York Sun

“Wood’s translation will transform our feel of the variety and form of ‘philosophy’ in German Idealism and Romanticism, and should make a tremendous contribution to our knowing of the stakes and divisions within the encyclopaedic venture from the Enlightenment to the present.” — Tilottama Rajan, writer of Deconstruction and the Remainders of Phenomenology: Sartre, Derrida, Foucault, Baudrillard

“Wood’s first-class translation of a tough textual content is of the best quality and may be of serious carrier to the field.” — Elizabeth Millán-Zaibert, translator of Manfred Frank’s The Philosophical Foundations of Early German Romanticism

Novalis (1772–1801) used to be the main poet-philosopher of early German Romanticism. Universally acclaimed as a poetic genius for such works as Hymns to the evening and the incomplete novel Heinrich von Ofterdingen, he particularly favourite the fragment shape for his philosophical meditations. The latter succeed in their climax during this quantity, his spectacular plan for a common science.

David W. wooden is a PhD candidate in German Idealism on the Sorbonne in Paris. he's the translator of Goethe and Love through Karl Julius Schröer.

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