Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Hölderlin: The I And Its Ground

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin is educated in the same philosophical context as Schelling. Dieter Henrich views Hölderlin's concept as an integration of the theories of Jacobi and Fichte into a Platonian-Kantian foundation. This chapter highlights some specific points of interest for Hölderlin's work. It looks at a letter that Hölderlin writes to Hegel concerning Fichte's absolute I. The possible immanence of Being in the esthetical experience and Hölderlin's views on intellectual intuition will be discussed. Hölderlin believes that Being remains present in the life of conscious beings at least as the urge towards reunification. We seek its primordial unity in love and in close friendships. We also catch occasional glimpses of Being in nature. Another manifestation of Being is beauty: beauty in general but especially the beauty of works of art. The chapter also explains Hölderlin's views on self-conscious I-hood.

Keywords: Dieter Henrich; Fichte; Hegel; intellectual intuition; Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin; self-conscious I-hood



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    God - Beyond Me — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation