The Metamorphosis of Plants

The Metamorphosis of Plants This booklet contains Goethe s treatise on the metamorphosis of plants in paragraphs as well as Rudolf Steiner s essay The Origin of Goethe s Theory of Metamorphosis Anyone interested in Goethe s

  • Title: The Metamorphosis of Plants
  • Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • ISBN: 9780938250364
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback
  • This booklet contains Goethe s treatise on the metamorphosis of plants in 123 paragraphs as well as Rudolf Steiner s essay The Origin of Goethe s Theory of Metamorphosis Anyone interested in Goethe s dynamic concept of the metamorphosis of plants should read this original treatise A prime example of his perceptive power of judgment, this fascinating little work introdThis booklet contains Goethe s treatise on the metamorphosis of plants in 123 paragraphs as well as Rudolf Steiner s essay The Origin of Goethe s Theory of Metamorphosis Anyone interested in Goethe s dynamic concept of the metamorphosis of plants should read this original treatise A prime example of his perceptive power of judgment, this fascinating little work introduces a radically new way of looking at plants as lively manifestations of dynamic formative principles.ContentsOrigin of the Theory of Metamorphosis by R SteinerThe Metamorphosis of PlantsIntroductionOf the Seed LeavesThe Development of the Stem Leaves from Node to NodeTransition to the FlowerFormation of the CalyxFormation of the CorollaThe Formation of the StamensNectariesMore about the StamensFormation of the Style and StigmaThe FruitsThe Immediate Covering of the SeedA Glance Backward and ForwardEyes and their DevelopmentFormation of Composite Flowers and FruitsA Proliferous RoseA Proliferous CarnationLinnaeus s Theory of AnticipationSummary

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    • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

      Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer George Eliot called him Germany s greatest man of letters and the last true polymath to walk the earth Goethe s works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, humanism, and science Goethe s magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two part drama Faust Goethe s other well known literary works include his numerous poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister s Apprenticeship and the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.Goethe was one of the key figures of German literature and the movement of Weimar Classicism in the late 18th and early 19th centuries this movement coincides with Enlightenment, Sentimentality Empfindsamkeit , Sturm und Drang, and Romanticism The author of the scientific text Theory of Colours, he influenced Darwin with his focus on plant morphology He also long served as the Privy Councilor Geheimrat of the duchy of Weimar.Goethe is the originator of the concept of Weltliteratur world literature , having taken great interest in the literatures of England, France, Italy, classical Greece, Persia, Arabic literature, amongst others His influence on German philosophy is virtually immeasurable, having major impact especially on the generation of Hegel and Schelling, although Goethe himself expressly and decidedly refrained from practicing philosophy in the rarefied sense.Goethe s influence spread across Europe, and for the next century his works were a major source of inspiration in music, drama, poetry and philosophy Goethe is considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language and one of the most important thinkers in Western culture as well Early in his career, however, he wondered whether painting might not be his true vocation late in his life, he expressed the expectation that he would ultimately be remembered above all for his work in optics.



    457 thoughts on “The Metamorphosis of Plants

    • Where are the pictures?According to the publication review, there are pictures. Nothing. I feel gypped. Granted, $5 iis a fancy cup of coffee, but I purchased because there were mention of pictures.




    • Nature is an open book, but Nature loves to hide her secrets. Living organisms appear as external manifestations of an inner principle, but manifestation is also illusion. Sense-perceptible manifestation is a revealing that conceals a supersensible operating -- the way that a finished painting hides the long process of the artist's labors: it only shows the final product. So too in Nature: we only see the outer manifestation of a concrete living process that just happens to be hidden from view. [...]



    • Magnificent, stunning, so wonderful to see the scientist side of Goethe, which was news to me until I was given this book as a gift by my son! I think an exciting read for everyone: the philosopher, scientist, artist, writer, and anyone else on earth!



    • The introduction is insightful. The editor frames what it was that Goethe was doing and the introduces the key concepts and ideas that guide the work. Polarization, refinement of fluids, homology of plant structures - these ideas belong not just to plant physiology, but are empirically observable details that give us insight into the greater physical and metaphysical unity of nature. This edition contains many new photographs, as well as older drawings, that helpfully illustrate somewhat Goethe' [...]


    • I did my Senior Essay at St. John's College on this book. I love it so much. I still get new things out of it. Absolutely beautiful edition, really gorgeous, with the vast majority of the plants Goethe refers to shown in high-quality photographs. I HIGHLY recommend this edition.




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