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  • adj. Of or relating to Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805), German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright.

Etymologies

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Schiller +‎ -ian

Examples

  • As part of the Schillerian era of sentimentality, modern philosophy mourns the absence of a pre-subjective, pre-reflexive anchoring of reason.

    Georg Friedrich Philipp von Hardenberg [Novalis]

  • Throughout, his emphasis on the complicity between aesthetics and the critique of aesthetic violence finds validation in his own text's highly self-conscious critical performance: Ferris must repeat the gesture he critiques as he "recognizes" the concealment of the concealment of violence that is aesthetics as politics (which is to say, aesthetics per se, in its fullest Schillerian development).

    Response: Reading the Aesthetic, Reading Romanticism

  • Scarry is extravagantly Schillerian in her attachment to imitation as play and in her equanimious, symmetrical transfers; 12 flowers (and other small diaphanous things) are her ultimate imaginable objects because they already resemble mental images — they are the entry points to her aesthetic Paradiso.

    Seeing Is Reading

  • Guillory's neo-Schillerian dream of the Aesthetic State is, from this perspective, his most overt and daring negation of the possibility that, as Ernesto Laclau and Chantal

    Professing Literature: John Guillory's Misreading of Paul de Man

  • Close consideration of the category of the aesthetic in Kant and Hegel and of a literary text staging the Schillerian notions of "aesthetic education" and the "aesthetic state" Kleist's "On the Marionette Theater" leads de Man to diagnose and indict, as a fundamental strategy of the aesthetic ideology he links with the totalitarian state, "aesthetic formalization": the aesthetification, as a satisfying, recognizable form, of the formal, mechanical, arbitrary, and contradictory processes of language.

    Archive 2005-11-01

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