The New Literalism: Reading after Grant's Schelling

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In the wake of post-hermeneutic refusals of interpretation in recent continental philosophy, this essay returns to Schelling as a means of understanding what such a renewed reading practice of philosophical fundamentalism might look like. I argue that recent impetus for a Schellingian conception of literalism can be found in Grant’s attack on the metaphorizing tendencies of previous Schelling scholarship, and the ground for such literalism is to be located in the concept of tautegory that Schelling proposes in the Lectures on the Philosophy of Mythology. Schelling is a philosopher of form, and the form of the word remains as inviolable as any other natural form.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-139
Number of pages15
JournalSymposium, the Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015

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