Romanticism on Myth - Dictionary of Arguments
Gadamer I 278
Myth/Logos/Romanticism/Gadamer: [There is a] basic schema in the philosophy of history (...) that Romanticism shares with the Enlightenment and which has been consolidated by the Romantic reaction against the Enlightenment into an unshakable premise: the schema of overcoming myth through logos.
It is the precondition of the progressive world under which this scheme is valid. It is supposed to represent the step law of the history of the spirit itself, and precisely because Romanticism evaluates this development negatively, it takes the schema itself as a matter of course.
It shares the presupposition of the Enlightenment and only reverses the valuation by trying to bring the old to the fore as old: the Middle Ages, the Christian state society of Europe, the class structure of society, but also the simplicity of rural life and the closeness to nature. >Enlightenment/Romanticism._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzüge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik 7. durchgesehene Auflage Tübingen 1960/2010
H. G. Gadamer
The Relevance of the Beautiful, London 1986
Die Aktualität des Schönen: Kunst als Spiel, Symbol und Fest Stuttgart 1977