Faculty edits collection examining German romantic philosophy

Brill's Companion to German Romantic Philosophy
(DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)
Brill's Companion to German Romantic Philosophy

Edited by: Elizabeth Millá​n Brusslan, Department of Philosophy; Judith Norman, Trinity University

"Brill's Companion to German Romantic Philosophy" is comprised of an introduction and 12 essays that discuss aspects of the philosophical contributions of the early German Romantics. The collection showcases the philosophical achievements of figures such as Schlegel, Novalis, Holderlin and Wackenroder. The topics range from mathematics to mythology, from nature to literature and language. The volume makes a case for the enduring modernity of early German Romanticism.

Persuade someone to read your book in less than 50 words: 

If you care about the relationship between philosophy, literature and science, and about the cause of progress in society, you need to know more about the contributions of the early German Romantics.

What’s the most surprising thing you learned while editing this book?

It was interesting to learn just how far ranging the influence and relevance of early German Romanticism is in a modern society.

About the author:

Elizabeth Millán Brusslan began teaching at DePaul in 1999. She works in the areas of German Romanticism, German Idealism, Latin American Philosophy and Alexander von Humboldt.  She has held fellowships from the NEW and the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. Currently, she is working on a book that analyzes the relationship between poetry and song, with a focus on Lorca's notion of "duende."

Publisher, publication date, length: 

Brill, November 2018, 342 pages

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