Foley, Peter Books

Dr. Peter W. Foley is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Arizona. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna. Dr. Foley has authored a book on Heinrich von Kleist and Adam Müller. His articles have appeared in journals such as New Atheneaum / Neues Atheneaum and Theologische Literaturzeitung on figures such as Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Adam Müller and Friedrich Schleiermacher.

Friedrich Schleiermacher's essay on a Theory of Sociable Behavior (1799)
2006 0-7734-5623-6
Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

This book addresses the question of why Schleiermacher never completed the two final parts of his work, Essay on a Theory of Sociable Behavior, the first two parts of which were published in the 1799 January and February editions of Berlinisches Archiv der Zeit und ihres Geschmacks. The author’s argument is persuasive that it was never completed because Schleiermacher made the move from an understanding of sociability that was secular to a much fuller understanding of sociability as religious. Schleiermacher’s new religious understanding of sociability was included in his ground-breaking work, On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers, also published in 1799.