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  • adj. Of or relating to Johann Wolfgang Goethe, a German writer and thinker.


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  • It was Goethean Humanität that transformed the dictum “Anima naturaliter Christiana” into “Anima naturaliter humana.”


  • Via Kittler once more, the Faustian (Goethean) bargain — trading one's mute soul for the voice of poetry — comes true yet again in an oralized alphabetic writing resembling nothing so much as the metonymic skids of the unconscious.

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  • A severe conflict between the Nietzschean standpoint on the one hand and the Goethean-Steinerian on the other began to develop in the poet's psyche.

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  • This gave rise to a crisis within the educated bourgeoisie which had been nurtured by Goethean ideals of the good, the true and the beautiful, as the basis for the harmonious personality.

    The Idealised and Naturalistic View of Reality: Early 20th Century German Literature Laureates

  • His topic was the Goethean ideal of world literature, which he proceeded to demonstrate by translating the German and Spanish addresses of Albert Schweitzer and José Ortega y Gasset.

    Global Villagers

  • Another contribution to Goethean literature is the Correspondence between the great Poet and his intimate friend Knebel, which has just appeared in

    The International Monthly Magazine - Volume V - No II

  • Having once adopted the Goethean way of thinking-in-polarities, we may feel sure that there is somewhere in nature a phenomenon which represents the polar opposite of the levity-gravity relationship peculiar to the gaseous state.

    Man or Matter

  • As such they represent metamorphoses, in the Goethean sense, of the levity-gravity interaction represented by the optically visible part of the spectrum.

    Man or Matter

  • This man had come to see that if one held strictly to the Goethean practice of using nothing for the explanation of the plant but what one could read from the plant itself, one must not ascribe to it any sexual process.

    Man or Matter

  • Expressed in a Goethean manner, these are the consequence of an insufficient direction of the organic processes in the plant body by the spiritual plant-type underlying it.

    Man or Matter


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