Tice, Terrence N. Books1990 0-88946-359-X
Gives Schleiermacher's own distinctive theory of theological study as he presented it at the University of Berlin in 1811.2002 0-7734-7156-1
During 1804-05 and 1805-06, while teaching at the University of Halle, Friedrich Schleiermacher lectured twice on philosophical ethics. From the first lectures only his notes on the theory of virtue are extant. In 1805-1806, however, we have his own dense notes covering 98 hours of lectures. He planned to revise this (Brouillon zur ethik) for publication, a project which was never completed. But these Halle lectures reveal for the first time the details of his distinctive approach to ethics as a philosophy of culture. In these lectures he presents ethics as the critical examination of reason embodied in selves in community. He unfolds the web of relations of selves within the diverse communities of formative action, communication and language, art, the state, friendship, knowing, and transcendence. This translation makes available in English the first systematic presentation of his ethics as an inclusive vision of cultural goods, virtues and duties. His emphasis on the idea of the highest good leads to a recovery of the teleological principle in which morality consists in the formation of structures, i.e., the goods of the moral life which he calls cultural organs. These organs, in turn, are used in the exchange of ideas and goods. His critical philosophy – against the stream of the prevailing transcendental philosophy – is dialogically open, and thus resists a speculative absorption of differences and opposes the subordination of the individual to a totalizing whole. His ethics confronts issues that still reach into today’s questions of pluralism, language communities and communication, and the individual in relation to community.1991 0-7734-9890-71995 0-7734-9041-8
More than any of his earliest philosophic essays (before 1799), this 1792-1793 essay comprehensively anticipates major themes to be fully established over the next fifteen years of his authorship. It also presages late-19th century interests in value theory and philosophy of life, offering an argued, distinctive position against still-regnant alternative views of happiness, virtue and fate. Like others of the earliest essays, this one makes almost no direct reference to religion, yet it breathes throughout of a down-to-earth spirituality, a profound sense for the whole, including the whole of humanity, and an appreciation of ways joy can arise in the smallest and most unpleasurable of circumstances -- all characteristic features of his later thought. Particularly in its frequent autobiographical allusions and descriptive flourishes, it also bears the lineaments of "rhapsody" to be found in his subsequent notable works On Religion, Soliloquies and Christmas Eve. Though written when he was 24, it was not published in full until 1984, and appears here in English for the first time. The translators have appended an introduction, notes, and detailed index.2007 0-7734-5192-7
In two Parts, this celebratory volume offers a first-time account of Friedrich Schleiermacher’s contributions to the critical arts, and it advances scholarship on early German Romanticism. Half of the 445-page volume is in English, half in German.
During a lifetime of constant publication, much of it on Schleiermacher, the honoree, Hermann Patsch, has served as a humanities professor at a Munich Gymnasium, a secondary school specializing in music. He himself is a musician, historian, philologist, philosopher and theologian. He has also edited volumes of writings in Schleiermacher’s Kritische Gesamtausgabe.
In addition to its 19 essays in these two thematic areas, two of them by Patsch, it also presents an account by co-editor Hans Dierkes of Patsch’s life, a bibliography of Patsh’s writings, an introduction by co-editor Terrence N. Tice comparing “Enlightenment, Romantic and Modern Elements in Schleiermacher’s Thought,” and two new documents listing Schleiermacher’s attendance at concerts and his preaching activity while a chaplain at Charity Hospital (1796-1802) by Wolfgand Virmond, who also formatted the book’s final text.
Accompanying this material are two review articles, one by Patsch on the “Romantik-Handbuch,” the other by Simon Gerber on Matthias Wolfes’ masterful two-volume work on Schleiermacher’s political life and thought. Finally, the volume also contains four essays relating new research in progress regarding Schleiermacher’s theology, one of them by Wolfes on Schleiermacher’s relationship to Judaism.