First Outline of a System of the Philosophy of Nature

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SUNY Press, Feb 26, 2004 - Philosophy - 266 pages
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Appearing here in English for the first time, this isF.W.J. Schelling's vital document of the attempts of German idealism and Romanticism to recover a deeper relationship between humanity and nature and to overcome the separation between mind and matter induced by the modern reductionist program. Written in 1799 and building upon his earlier work, "First Outline of a System of the Philosophy of Nature provides the most inclusive exposition of Schelling's philosophy of the natural world. He presents a startlingly contemporary model of an expanding and contracting universe; a unified theory of electricity, gravity magnetism, and chemical forces; and, perhaps most importantly, a conception of nature as a living and organic whole.
 

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Contents

Outline of the Whole
5
First Division
13
Second Division
71
Third Division
105
Introduction to the Outline of a System of the Philosophy of Nature
193
Scientific Authors
233
Notes
239
EnglishGerman Glossary
249
Page Concordance
257
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Keith R. Peterson is Lecturer in Philosophy at St. Michael's College and Champlain College.

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