Freigeist | Weimar

Freigeister: Hegel, Goethe, and Wieland The late 18th and early 19th centuries in Germany were a time of great intellectual and cultural ferment. This period, often referred to as the German Enlightenment, witnessed the rise of what were known as "Freigeister" or free spirits. Among the most prominent figures associated with this intellectual movement were Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Christoph Martin Wieland. The term "Freigeister" can be translated as "free spirits" or "freethinkers," and it captures the essence of the intellectual and philosophical attitude of these individuals. They were characterized by a deep commitment to individualism, a rejection of traditional dogmas and conventions, and a passionate pursuit of knowledge, art, and personal expression. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, a renowned philosopher, is perhaps best known for his work in developing the dialectical method and his influence on the philosophy of history. Hegel's ideas challenged established norms and offered a new perspective on the evolution of ideas and societies. He encouraged the questioning of traditional authority and the exploration of complex and abstract concepts, making him a quintessential Freigeist. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, often celebrated as one of the greatest literary figures in Western history, embodied the spirit of intellectual independence. His works, such as "Faust" and "Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship," demonstrate a profound engagement with individualism, romanticism, and the rejection of conventional morality. Goethe's exploration of the human…

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Kommunikation und Kultur

Sie wollen mehr wissen, wie genau Kommunikation gelingen kann? Auch mehr ueber Kulturen und Metawissen und Dialog und Diskurs zwischen Kulturen? Dann kann ich diesen Podcast empfehlen, den das Goethe - Institut auf den Weg gebracht hat, von Fachleuten erarbeitet, die sich sehr gut auskennen - einfach mal reinhoeren, wie hier das bekannte Modell des HAMBURGER Psychologen Schulz von Thun. Auch die LINKS lohnen sich sehr .... Podcast IMPULSE

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