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L'idée de totalité chez Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Abstract : The notion of totality postulates the existence of a sphere of reality inaccessible to the senses as well as to the discursive approach; totality is much more felt as the transcendental legitimacy of the phenomenal continuum and thus of the consent of existence. The scientific and literary works of Goethe are examined by way of large extracts which are placed into the diachronical context of the history of ideas (Presocrates, Stoa, European Renaissance, critical philosophy of Kant). The idea of totality appears to be a structure-creating principle, an heuristic base which directs the ontological request of Goethe during his investigations of the natura naturata and when being inspired by the natura naturans. Goethe's reflexion on art (Mantegna, Laocoon) reveals the existence of a mixed time contributing to a sense of completeness and serenity. The rare and unique appeatance called "apercu" makes us aware of a totality no longer being an enigma.
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Didier Hurson. L'idée de totalité chez Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Littératures. Université Nancy 2, 1995. Français. ⟨NNT : 1995NAN21006⟩. ⟨tel-01776599⟩



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