Show Less

Morphology

Questions on Method and Language

Series:

Edited By Maria Filomena Molder, Diana Soeiro and Nuno Fonseca

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe has described Morphology as a science dedicated to the observation and description of everything «that is handled by chance and occasionally in other [sciences]». This meant that morphological research could be undertaken by any science or discipline as far as it considers form within its subject. This volume collects eighteen articles from scholars and contributors from philosophy, ranging from epistemology to aesthetics (with explorations into poetry, music, painting and photography), from philosophical anthropology to the philosophy of language, and from ontology to moral and political philosophy. Other contributions represent disciplines including art history, mathematics, cognitive science, linguistics, history, demography, computer science, and architecture. The wide range of areas puts to the test Goethe’s morphological thought, i.e. Goethe’s understanding of form as knowledge. Contributors: Ana Agud, Chiara Cappelletto, Dennis L. Sepper, Diana Soeiro, Diogo Seixas Lopes, Federico Vercellone, Hervé Le Bras, Javier Arnaldo, Jean Petitot, Joachim Schulte, João Constâncio, José Gil, Maria Filomena Molder, Maria João Mayer Branco, Maurizio Gribaudi, Nélio Conceição, Nuno Fonseca, Sílvio Varela Sousa.

Prices

Show Summary Details
Restricted access

Introduction - 9

Extract

Introduction 7KH PRUSKRORJLFDO DQG SRHWLF WKRXJKW RI *RHWKH ² ZLWK SDUWLFXODU HPSKDVLVRQKLVVWXGLHVRQFRORXU²IRUPWKHVWDUWLQJSRLQWDQGVRXUFH material for a project developed between 2010 and 2012 at the Instituto GH )LORVRÀD GD /LQJXDJHP DW WKH8QLYHUVLGDGH1RYD GH /LVERD LQ FROODERUDWLRQZLWK WKH6HPLQDU ´0RUSKRORJLH GHV VFLHQFHV VRFLDOHV DX[ VFLHQFHV GX YLYDQW HW j O·DUFKLWHFWXUHµ DW WKH eFROH GHV +DXWHV (WXGHVHQ6FLHQFHV6RFLDOHVDQGZLWKWKH&HQWUR,QWHUGLSDUWLPHQWDOH GL 5LFHUFD VXOOD0RUIRORJLD ´)UDQFHVR0RLVRµ DW WKH 8QLYHULVWj GL 7RULQR7KLVSURMHFWJDYH ULVH WR WKLV FROOHFWLRQRI DUWLFOHV6RPHRI WKHDUWLFOHVLQWKLVERRNIRFXVHQWLUHO\RQ*RHWKH·VLGHDVRWKHUDUWLFOHV FRPSDUH*RHWKH·VWKRXJKWZLWKWKHLGHDVRIRWKHUUHDGHUVRI*RHWKH DV ZHOO DV ZLWK WKRVH DXWKRUV ZKR KDYH QHYHU UHDG KLP DQG VRPH DUWLFOHV SUHVHQW DXWKRUVZKR RXW RIPRUSKRORJLFDO LQVSLUDWLRQ KDYH GHYHORSHG WKHLU RZQ LGHDV LQGHSHQGHQWO\ HYHQ LQ WKLV ÀQDO JURXS *RHWKH·VLGHDVDUHVWLOOVRPHWLPHVWDNHQLQWRDFFRXQW &RQVHTXHQWO\ WKHGLYLVLRQRIWKHERRNKDVDQDWXUDOORRVHQHVV3DUW,´,UUDGLDWLRQVµ FRQWDLQVWH[WVVFUXWLQL]LQJ*RHWKH·VZRUNGLUHFWO\ZKLOHWKHWH[WV LQ 3DUW,,´$IÀQLWLHVµXVHDPRUSKRORJLFDOSHUVSHFWLYHZKHQDQDO\]LQJ Goethe, the exception among Germans for whom no music of equal rank has yet been found! 1LHW]VFKHGay Science Novalis notes that Goethe’s observations on light, the metamorphosis RISODQWVHWFDUHFRQÀUPDWLRQVWKDWWKHEHVWVFLHQWLÀFSUHVHQWDWLRQ also belongs to the realm of art. +XJRYRQ+RIPDQQVWKDOBuch der Freunde I am happy to confess that it is not nature that we recognise, but that this is perceived by us only according to certain forms and capacities of the mind. From the child’s appetite for the apple until it falls from the tree, which is supposed to have awakened in Newton the idea for this theory, there must certainly be very many levels of viewing, and it would be desirable for it to be clearly presented and made understandable to us which of...

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Or login to access all content.