Tag Archives: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

May 06

The Triumph of Romanticism

“All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.”  ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  “We of the craft are all crazy.” ― Lord Byron A CRASH COURSE IN WESTERN PHILOSOPHY: LESSON 6 As we discussed in earlier lessons for a time during the 18th Century it seems that […]

Goethe’s Method of Doing Science

Although Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is best know as a towering literary figure he was also a scientific genius. His method of doing science was in some ways diametrically opposed to the methods of many of the other great scientists of the Enlightenment era. The dominant mode of science that was developed during the 16th and […]

Evolution, Enlightenment and Reincarnation (Part 2)

Emerson wondered how would it be possible to evolve to the perfected state in the span of only one lifetime given the weight and drag that Fate places on human development? How could a man like him, born into the limiting circumstances of 19th century New England, hope to achieve mystical perfection before death separated […]