or, On Nature's Connection to the Spirit World
Publication Year: 2002
Published by: State University of New York Press
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Clara is unique in the philosophical literature. It is a discussion told as a story, its very structure ref lects its content, and it has a woman as one of its central characters. Unfortunately, the work remains as only a fragment, but it is imbued with many Romantic themes and can be read on a variety of levels. ...
Through its name the old metaphysics declared itself to be a science that followed in accordance with, and that to some extent also followed from, our knowledge of nature and improved and progressed from that; thus in a certain competent and sound way that is of service only to those who have a desire for ...
On All Souls’ Day the doctor and I rode into town in order to pick up Clara in the evening, Clara having traveled in a few days earlier in the company of my two daughters.1 As we came to an opening that framed the pretty town, lying midway or so up the mountain within the backdrop of the broad plain, we saw ...
We had noticed that since her return our friend had a strong and almost continual desire to talk about things concerning that other world. The events of the time, infected with a peculiar sorrow, were suggestive of an even darker future and had made the beautiful soul lose the peaceful demeanor we used to see in her. ...
A wonderful depth of feeling that could enter right into her way of thinking betrayed itself in some conversations; however, what she lacked was the ability to unpack her thoughts and thereby clarify them. I know what an agreeable effect ordering one’s own thoughts into a precise framework has; the soul ...
At about the same time, a few days or weeks or so later, a philosophy book arrived in which some of the excellent things it contained were written in a completely incomprehensible language and abounded, so to speak, with barbarism.1 Clara found it on my table and after she’d read it for a while, she said: ...
On the way Clara recounted: the fishermen told her yesterday that the lake was showing signs of spring, the irregular rise and fall of the water was dying down, and even the waterfowl that go away over winter had been seen. I’ve longed to see the lake all winter, she continued. We spoke so much and so often ...
O, Spring, time of longing, with what a zest for life you fill the heart! On the one hand, we are drawn to the spirit realm insofar as we feel that true bliss can exist only in that greatest profundity of life; on the other hand, with its thousandfold magic, nature calls heart and senses alike  back ...
Page Count: 160
Publication Year: 2002
OCLC Number: 53928990
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