Friedrich Schiller: Über Anmut und Würde [On Grace and Dignity] (1891 words)

Christophe Fricker (Duke University )
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error

In his essay Über Anmut und Würde [On Grace and Dignity, 1793], Schiller continues to explore notions of outer and of inner beauty, building on his definition in the Kallias letters of beauty as “Freiheit in der Erscheinung” [freedom in appearance]. Looking for an objective principle of beauty and making the case that reason can be seen, Schiller goes beyond Kantian moral philosophy – and also beyond the mere aesthetic, concerning himself with moral and anthropological aspects of beauty as well. Having studied Kant’s Kritik der Urteilskraft [Critique of Judgment, 1790] in some detail, Schiller sees his enquiry …

Fricker, Christophe. "Über Anmut und Würde". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 31 January 2007
[, accessed 21 October 2018.]

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.