Chapter

. Beautiful Freedom

Fred Dallmayr

in In Search of the Good Life

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124575
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134994 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.003.0007
. Beautiful Freedom

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This chapter provides some historical background in an attempt to profile Friedrich Schiller's work against prominent intellectual currents of modernity. It offers a condensed discussion of the main points made by Schiller, paying special attention to his relation to the philosophers Immanuel Kant and Johann Gottlieb Fichte. Finally, the chapter sketches the chief lines of subsequent historical responses and presents some final comments on the present significance of Schiller's work.

Keywords: historical background; Friedrich Schiller; intellectual currents; modernity; Immanuel Kant; Johann Gottlieb Fichte

Chapter.  8173 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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