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In Search of the Good LifeA Pedogogy for Troubled Times$
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Fred Dallmayr

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124575

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.001.0001

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Schiller on the Aesthetic Education of Humanity

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In Search of the Good Life

Fred Dallmayr

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter provides some historical background in an attempt to profile Friedrich Schiller's work against prominent intellectual currents of modernity. It offers a condensed discussion of the main points made by Schiller, paying special attention to his relation to the philosophers Immanuel Kant and Johann Gottlieb Fichte. Finally, the chapter sketches the chief lines of subsequent historical responses and presents some final comments on the present significance of Schiller's work.

Keywords:   historical background, Friedrich Schiller, intellectual currents, modernity, Immanuel Kant, Johann Gottlieb Fichte

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