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New Release: “Cosmic Web: Hemsterhuis Among the German Romantics” (“Symphilosophie. International Journal of Philosophical Romanticism”, 4/2022)

New Release: "Cosmic Web: Hemsterhuis Among the German Romantics" ("Symphilosophie. International Journal of Philosophical Romanticism", 4/2022)

We are very pleased to give notice of the new issue of the journal Symphilosophie. International Journal of Philosophical Romanticism, entitled Cosmic Web: Hemsterhuis Among the German Romantics.

SYMPHILOSOPHIE is an online, open-access and peer-reviewed journal for new academic research on philosophical romanticism.

You can find the Editorial Board at this linkHere, you can find a call for papers for the third issue.

Below, you can read the table of contents of the issue.

For further information, please visit the website of the journal.



Editorial: Philosophical Orb
Laure Cahen-Maurel & Giulia Valpione

Cosmic Web: Hemsterhuis Among the German Romantics


Hemsterhuis in Germany: An Introduction
Daniel Whistler

  1. Hemsterhuis and Mediation (Andrew J. Mitchell)
  2. “Coagulated Spirit”? Hemsterhuis on Matter as Organ and Signature (Carlos Zorrilla Piña)
  3. “Come le comete intorno al sole”. Il confronto tra gli antichi e i moderni in Hemsterhuis e la sua ricezione (Viviana Galletta)
  4. Thinking Elasticity in Hemsterhuis, Novalis, and Beyond (Jocelyn Holland)
  5. Mathesis universalis moralis. Hemsterhuis’s Moral Organ in Novalis’s Philosophy of Science (Santiago J. Napoli)
  6. The Ethics and Politics of Force in Hemsterhuis, Herder, Goethe, Schiller and Günderrode (Gabriel Trop)
  7. Theodicy across Scales: Hemsterhuis’s Alexis and the Dawn of Romantic Cosmism (Kirill Chepurin)


  1. François Hemsterhuis
  2. François Hemsterhuis
  3. Ludwig von Schrautenbach
  4.  Novalis
    • Hemsterhuis Studies (1797). English translation, introduction, and annotations by James D. Reid



  1. Kleist and the Problem of Actuality: Paradise Through the Wrong Door (Daniel McClennan)
  2. «Un sentimento eccentrico». Friedrich Schlegel e il sublime romantico (Giovanna Pinna)
  3. Faith, Love and Marriage: The Place of Christianity and Zinzendorf in Novalis’ Philosophy of the Higher Self (Jack Haughton)


  1. Friedrich Schlegel, Per Fichte. Ai Tedeschi. Traduzione italiana e presentazione di Maurizio Malimpensa
  2. Friedrich Schlegel, “Introduction” to Transcendental Philosophy (Excerpt). Translated, introduced, and annotated by Joseph Carew

Review Essays

  1. Window to Goethe’s Colour Revolution: The Philosophy of Polarity in the Farbenlehre (David W. Wood)
  2. « Symphilosopher » : Novalis et Friedrich Schlegel 250 ans plus tard (Laure Cahen-Maurel)

Book Reviews

  1. Gianluca Riccadonna, Dante “poeta trascendentale”. L’idealismo Tedesco et la Commedia (La Scuola di Pitagora, 2021). Recensione di Luigi Filieri
  2. Stefan Matuschek, Der gedichtete Himmel. Eine Geschichte der Romantik (C.H. Beck, 2021). Rezension von Alexander Knopf
  3. Clément Layet, Hölderlin. La démesure et le vivant (Vrin, 2020). Recension de Victor Béguin
  4. Dalia Nassar, Kristin Gjesdal (eds.), Women Philosophers in the Long Nineteenth Century: The German Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2021). Review by Anne Pollok
  5. Andrea Wulf, Magnificent Rebels: The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self (Knopf, 2022) / Fabelhafte Rebellen: Die frühen Romantiker und die Erfindung des Ich (C. Bertelsmann, 2022). Rezension von Frederick C. Beiser


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