Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 29 March 2020

Abstract and Keywords

In recent philosophical discussions Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher is still overshadowed by his more famous contemporaries Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel. Nevertheless Schleiermacher’s philosophy is an original position in post-Kantian classical German philosophy. Combining Kant and Spinoza, Schleiermacher followed his own path to philosophical positions similar to early romanticism. In cooperation with Friedrich Schlegel he became a leading figure in the romantic movement and, beginning with his Grundlinien einer Kritik der bisherigen Sittenlehre and in his lectures in Halle and Berlin, he developed his philosophy systematizing the romantic positions in numerous disciplines, especially dialectics, ethics, psychology, hermeneutics, philosophy of state, and aesthetics. Consequently, Schleiermacher’s philosophy is close to Hegel in the unity of logic and metaphysic and in his concept of ethical life, but contrary to Hegel in founding the absolute in feeling instead of the concept.

Keywords: Schleiermacher, system, Romanticism, religion, dialectic, feeling, self-consciousness, ethics

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.