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"Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man"
A review of Friedrich Schiller's "Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man".
# 135061 | 1,000 words | 1 source | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in History (European - 18th Century) , Literature (German)

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The paper looks at how Friedrich Schiller reacted to late 18th century decadence and also efforts to rule European society that were harsh and law focused after the French Revolution. The paper discusses how he saw a split between science in German speaking countries and the aesthetic, believing that moral and creative approaches and societies could only result from combined intellectual and aesthetic studies. The paper makes references to several of his Letters.

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"For Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805), education in the arts offered the possibility of creative ideas to counter a mainstream he saw as dedicated to Utility as "the great idol of our age, to which all the powers are in thrall and to which all talent must play homage." (II, 89) The idea carried through his Second Letter's comments on concern for profit, rationalized war and ignorance of poverty. Those joining higher education, studying the arts as opposed to engineering or finance should be critical, geared to themes of suffering and what might lessen their effects. In his..."

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