NATURE

June 11, 2015

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During the past year, my interest in 19th century philosophy has lead me to many great writers and their theories. I recently read the biography of infamous Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud, where I came across a quote traditionally attributed to Goethe. Research however, proves the source to be otherwise.

‘Nature’ is an essay by Georg Christoph Tobler (1757-1812), which is often incorrectly attributed to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). It was first published in 1783 in the Tiefurt Journal. Tobler wrote the essay after repeated conversations with Goethe.

Read the full essay here

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