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necessary and originary because life always already implies death and needs the mortal supplement to be fixed and take form.“ 19 Kofman (2005: 79): „The double is neither living nor dead: designed to supplement the living, to perfect it, to make it immortal like the creator, it is always ‚the

In: Unheimliche Erinnerung - erinnerte Unheimlichkeit
Author: Eva Piirimäe

, including humans; irritation is both the first sign of life in a living animal body as well as the origin of sensation. Furthermore, the self-feeling of the human soul is for Herder based on this phenomenon and expresses itself first in its primordial sense of touch, through which it is able to recollect

In: Herder on Empathy and Sympathy
Author: Sonia Sikka

life” analogy, comparing the course of human history with the phases of an individual life in its movement from infancy to adulthood. The analogy is a commonplace within progressivist European philosophies of history in the eighteenth century and beyond, which usually position modern European

In: Herder on Empathy and Sympathy

Church, its social welfare work and the diversity of religious life. Cultural hermeneutics depends on external factors and stimuli from the world of living culture, yet in theologies we find massive resistance to heeding this fact. Academic theology serves the Church only by being a function of

In: Doing Humanities in Nineteenth-Century Germany

unification and a truly democratic constitution could only be achieved by the overthrow of the existing political order. Börne’s first journal, Die Wage. Eine Zeitschrift für Bürgerleben, Wissenschaft und Kunst [The Scales: A Newspaper for Civic Life, Science and Art], was suppressed in 1821. Börne moved to

In: Nationalism before the Nation State

cultural homogeneity of that district or state. Speaking of a German nation could thus refer to (1) everyone living within the borders of the Holy Roman Empire as well as to (2) all those within and outside it sharing what one might define as a specifically German way of life. Zedler’s definition, however

In: Nationalism before the Nation State

preacher and a Christian, he based his understanding of morality only partly on scripture. While the Bible generally constituted an important source for all of his thought, he understood the Gospels as a collection of contemporaneous historical reports concerned with the life and teachings of Jesus. As

In: Herder on Empathy and Sympathy
Author: Cat Moir

When the third and final volume of his magnum opus Das Prinzip Hoffnung [ The Principle of Hope ], was published in 1959, Ernst Bloch (1885–1977) was living in the German Democratic Republic. 1 He and his wife, Polish architect Karola Piotrkowska, had moved there a decade earlier when Bloch was

In: Ernst Bloch’s Speculative Materialism
Author: Niels Wildschut

others. Furthermore, by relying on their capacity to give their own existence a specific shape, human beings are able to feel their way into different ways of life. I will argue that, according to Herder, it is also on this basis that ways of life—the phenomena studied in history—can principally be

In: Herder on Empathy and Sympathy
Author: Ariel Hessayon

developed an interest in chymistry, married Sara Paul van Offenbach in 1630 and then obtained work as a proofreader for Janssonius. Apart from intermittent trips to England, Serrarius would reside at Amsterdam for the remainder of his life, living near the Westerkerk on Prinsengracht next to a brewery at

In: Daphnis