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Mito Tecnicizzato e mitologie della Ragione

Il progetto romantico di una ‘nuova Mitologia’

Lorenzo Capitanio    Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Deutschland    



The call for a “New Mythology” represents one of most controversial traits of German Romanticism. In the early works of F. Schlegel and F.W.J. Schelling, as in the so called Älteste Systemprogramm des deutschen Idealismus, mythology stands for the Utopia of a universal reorganization of knowledge, capable of founding, after the Legitimationskrise of the modern era, a new horizon of shared ideas and values. Starting from an investigation of the mythological form as legitimation instrument and utopian catalyzer, this paper aims to shed light on the historical genesis of the “new Mythology” and its outcomes.

Keywords: German Romanticism. New mythology. F. Schlegel. Utopian projects. Legitimation crisis.

Language: it

Submitted: March 11, 2019   Accepted: April 4, 2019   Published: Nov. 27, 2019  

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/AnnOc/2499-1562/2019/01/022

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