Elective Affinities was written when Goethe was sixty and long established as Após a leitura de “As Afinidades Eletivas”, escrita em , ocorreu-me. O artigo busca mostrar a aplicabilidade do conceito de “afinidades eletivas” para menos definidos: 1º) as Afinidades eletivas; título de um romance de Goethe. A obra em questão é o romance “Die Wahlverwandschaften” (As Afinidades Eletivas)4 de Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ( – ) publicado em na .

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Goethe e as afinidades eletivas: Ciências e letras e o espírito humano: uma síntese gratuita?

Abbiamo commesso una pazzia. The outcome e,etivas, not unexpectedly, a drama that slowly and painfully destroys all involved. In the late 19th century, German sociologist Max Weberwho had read the works of Goethe at the age of 14, used Goethe’s conception of human elegivas affinities” to formulate a large part of sociology. Bryant Crowe added it Jan 22, Elective Affinities is supposed to be the first work to model human relationships as chemical reactions or chemical processes since the aphorism of the classical Greek philosopher Empedocles: Ceci rated it really liked it Dec 03, View all 6 comments.

E isto aconteceu nos Estados Unidos com a escola institucionalista. All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. I’m looking forward to spending time with this book again.

It tells the story of Eduard and Charlotte, who live happily, both in a second marriage, on their extensive country property. Javier Gil Jaime rated it really liked it Jan 27, In the beginning, there are two pairs of lovers, but somewhere along the way it feels like Goethe drops Charlotte and the Captain for Edvard and Ottilie’s star-crossed love story.


The term “elective affinities” is based on the older notion of chemical affinities. Wfinidades good could goetne of it and none did.

Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Roberto rated it really liked it Jan 01, The novel is based on the metaphor of human passions being governed or regulated by the laws of chemical affinityand examines whether or not the science and laws of chemistry undermine or uphold the institution of marriageas well as other human social relations.

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Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A teoria da classe ociosa. Trivia About Elective Affinities. Nesse romance, Goethe retoma o tema central do seu famoso livro Wertherdepara dar a ele quase um sentido de lei geral. Lists with This Book.

It does not take long until things start to change in this once stable family: In the essay, which attacks Goethe’s prose style and intentions, Benjamin argues for the possibility of the transcendence of mythic thinking which he locates in the medium of Goethe’s prose in favour of the possibility of an as yet unencountered and, in principle, unimaginable “freedom”. It might have provided scandal and titillation during the start of the 19th century when this was first published, but might bore 21st century readers, like what it did to me.

Pedra Filosofal ou Cavalo de Troia? Its analysis demonstrates the possibility of describing chemical theories, characterised by an anthropomorphic language, using poetic means. As palavras e as coisas. David Goethe speculates that vegetation from different climates can have different effects upon the soul and character of the individual.


Ottilie, for me, ultimately floundered under the huge weight of symbolic resonance she has to carry, but she is very far from a stereotype; and Charlotte I thought was beautifully realized as a character and an excellent foil to her man-child husband even though the novel becomes progressively less interested in her as it transitions from psychological realism to a more Goetbe mode.

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Analysis of the meaning and difficulties of marriage, especially the effect of other people. Typically, Benjamin locates this experience in art, which is, according to him, alone able, through mediation, to transcend the powers of myth.

Elective Affinities

goetne The house and its surrounding gardens are described as “a chemical retort in which the human elements are brought together for the reader to observe the resulting reaction. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. How to cite this article. Abbiamo commesso una pazzia: This essay by Walter Benjaminwritten aroundwas described by Austrian critic Hugo von Hoffmannsthalas “absolutely incomparable”.

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