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In: KulturPoetik 2007, Heft 1

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Stefan Schweizer

Titel

Anthropologie der Romantik. Dietrich Georg Kiesers Theorie der Lebensalter

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Abstract

This essay discusses the importance und prominence of theories about different stages of life in the anthropological and medical discourse of Romanticism. As Dietrich Georg Kieser’s theories about different stages of life are embedded in a complex theoretical framework with several levels of meaning his example is explanatory and representative for the anthropological discourse of Romanticism. The discourse itself as well as Kieser have a stabilising and restaurative function, favouring the age of moderate manhood, which is no longer radical, but constructive within society.