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Friedrich Schiller on Symbols - Dictionary of Arguments

Gadamer I 82
Symbols/Schiller/Gadamer: [Goethe gives weight to the experience of the symbol], because it should help him to escape the "millionfold hydra of empiricism".
Schiller encourages [Goethe] in this and finds this sentimental way of feeling entirely in harmony with "what we have established about it with each other". With Goethe, however, it is obviously not so much an aesthetic experience as an experience of reality, for which he apparently draws the term "symbolic" from old Protestant language use.
Schiller makes his idealistic objections to such a conception of the symbolism of reality, thus shifting the meaning of symbol in the direction of the aesthetic. >Symbols/Goethe, >Symbols/Kant, cf. >Symbols/Kunstreligion/Gadamer.


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The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Schiller, Friedrich
Gadamer I
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzüge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik 7. durchgesehene Auflage Tübingen 1960/2010

Gadamer II
H. G. Gadamer
The Relevance of the Beautiful, London 1986
German Edition:
Die Aktualität des Schönen: Kunst als Spiel, Symbol und Fest Stuttgart 1977


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