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Goethe and the idea of scientific truth

Erich Heller

Goethe and the idea of scientific truth

inaugural and Goethe bicentenary lecture of the head of the Department of German, delivered at the College on 17 November 1949

by Erich Heller

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Published by University College of Swansea in [Swansea] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832 -- Knowledge -- Science.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Erich Heller.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPT2206 .H4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination36 p. ;
    Number of Pages36
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4796749M
    LC Control Number75517825

    1. Imagination in Goethe’s Experimental Critique of Newton. 1 A stereotypical view of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s () criticisms of the method and results of Isaac Newton’s () theory of color might say the following. First, the poet, dedicated to the richness of life, objected to mathematical physics’ analytical decomposition of natural experience. This is a variation on Goethe's notion of objective imagination, the idea that truth is not something out there, waiting to make a mark on our virgin minds: it's a product of the harmonious meeting between out there and in here." — Gary Lachman, RUDOLF STEINER (Jeremy P. Tarcher, ), p.

    Truth, or maturity, cannot be achieved in one go-and perhaps cannot ever be achieved, although we may still move progressively, learning from experience. Goethe provides, in the ambit of an individual life, a version of the thesis Hegel (who knew Goethe well) was to . “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.

    Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Last years (–32): The year saw the marriage of Goethe’s son, as well as Goethe’s resignation from the post of director of the Weimar theatre and his final surrender of the Frankfurt citizenship that he still nominally retained. He had to make a new will and could see his 70th birthday approaching.


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Hegel’s ‘scientific’ conception of philosophy is derived from Kant and his poetic conception philosophy is derived from Goethe. Kaufmann makes the point that through his many volumes and revisions, Hegel was not averse to changing his opinions like Goethe, but that he always wore a mask of absolute knowledge like Kant/5(12).

Goethean science concerns the natural philosophy (German Naturphilosophie "philosophy of nature") of German writer Johann Wolfgang von gh primarily known as a literary figure, Goethe did research in morphology, anatomy, and also developed a phenomenological approach to natural history, an alternative to Enlightenment natural science, which is still debated today among.

Rüdiger Safranski’s Goethe: Life as a Work of Art is the first definitive biography in a generation to tell the larger-than-life story of the writer considered to be the Shakespeare of German literature.

Drawing upon the trove of letters, diaries, and notebooks Goethe left behind, as well as correspondence and criticism from Goethe’s /5(32). A Phenomenology of Nature. Author: David Seamon,Arthur Zajonc; Publisher: SUNY Press ISBN: Category: Philosophy Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» Examines Goethe's neglected but sizable body of scientific work, considers the philosophical foundations of his approach, and applies his method to the real world of nature.

Goethe on Science (Excerpts) Source: Goethe. The Collected Works, Scientific Studies, Vol Edited and translated by Douglas Miller, The idea must govern the whole, and a constant effort to find a way out when the truth begins to emerge and assert itself.

§ There the observer, the scientific researcher, will be bothered. The best short introduction remains, Heller, E., ‘Goethe and the Idea of Scientific Truth’ in his The Disinherited Mind (London: Bowes and Bowes, ), 3 – Cited by: 8.

Goethe is the only German literary figure whose range and international standing equal those of Germany’s supreme philosophers (who have often drawn on his works and ideas) and composers (who have often set his works to music).

In the literary culture of the German-speaking countries, he has had so dominant a position that, since the end of the 18th century, his writings have been described. Goethe best symbolizes the great modern epoch of western culture which marked a period of transition from classicism to romanticism in the arts, from the generalizations of mathematical and physical sciences to the new theories of biology and social science, from monarchy and authoritarian government to social and political democracy.

Before him, three other titans. The s edition of Beveridge "The Art of Scientific Investigation" has a whole section on Difficulties in science, including resistance to new ideas. And about Scientific Concensus, Thomas Gold points out a serious instability in the peer-review process, almost guaranteed to produce false concensus which halts progress for long periods.

In Goethe’s vision, nature permeates everything, including the human mind and imagination. Hence nature’s truth does not exist as something independent or objective, but is revealed in the very act of human cognition (Tarnas, ).Author: Daniel Christian Wahl.

were avid art collectors. Goethe was well read in art history and aesthetics, philosophy, theology, and science. He firmly believed that any creative work, even the very direct and life-oriented poetry that is one of his hallmarks, had to be informed by ideas from these fields; in this broad sense he was a deter-minedly philosophical Size: KB.

The Metamorphosis of Plants, published inwas Goethe's first major attempt to describe what he called in a letter to a friend “the truth about the how of the organism.” Inspired by the diversity of flora he found on a journey to Italy, Goethe sought a unity of form in diverse n:   The auto-biography of Goethe.

Truth and poetry: from my own life by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, ; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, ; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, ; Oxenford, John, ; Morrison, Alexander James William, Pages: Goethe himself attached very little value to the natural-scientific knowledge he had in that period: “I had no idea what external nature actually means and not the slightest knowledge about its so-called three kingdoms.” On the basis of this statement, one usually thinks that his natural-scientific reflections began only after his arrival in.

(19 December ) “Five Million Incidents”: The Goethe-Instituts New Delhi and Kolkata are serious about the idea of the institute as a public space. Over a period of nine months, they are experimenting with the Raqs Media Collective with new forms of cultural programme work. The Fool's Truth: Diderot, Goethe, and Hegel.

James Schmidt. Journal of the History of Ideas 57 (4) () Similar books and articles. Goethe on Science: A Selection of Goethe's Writings.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was one of the rare giants of world literature. Throughout a long and full life he demonstrated his prolific genius in many different areas. Goethe composed literary works and established artistic principles that had a profound influence on his contemporaries throughout Europe, and which are still looked to as models.

The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. Whatever you think you can do, or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, power and grace. A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate.

For Goethe there is only one source of knowledge, the world of experience, in which the world of ideas is included. For him it is impossible to say, “experience and idea,” because to him the idea lies, through spiritual experience, before the spiritual eye in the same way that the sense world lies before the physical eye.

This book draws together, in Goethe's own words, his key ideas on nature, science and scientific method. Goethe believed that we should study our world and nature as people at home in it, rather than removedly, as if we were aliens from another planet.

He adopted a qualitative approach to science at odds with Newton's quantitative methods that /5(2). “The Essential Goethe” includes a generous sample of his scientific writing, which reveals how much of Goethe’s science was devoted to the idea of holism—the sense, more an intuition than.Goethe also wrote about his own life in his autobiography which he called Dichtung und Wahrheit (Poetry and Truth).

The book tells us about his youth up to the time of his arrival in Weimar. The book tells us about his youth up to the time of his arrival in Weimar.The Metamorphosis of Plants, published inwas Goethe's first major attempt to describe what he called in a letter to a friend "the truth about the how of the organism." Inspired by the.