Kants Gespenster: Anthropologische und mediale Grenzobjekte in der Aufklärung

Ulrich Johannes Beil

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In Enlightenment discourse, the talk of ghosts transmitted from antiquity and the medieval period took on an increasingly epistemological role. In the framework of a reading of Kant's Dreams of a Spirit Seer (1766), we see that in this period the breech between subject and object became more apparent than ever before. In this framework, medial thinking, caught between technology and esoterics, offered a major philosophical contribution to eighteenth century anthropology.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)441-456
Number of pages16
JournalInternationales Archiv fuer Sozialgeschichte der Deutschen Literatur
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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