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Kunstchaos

Incompletion, reversibility and fragmentary montage
by / RP 198 (Jul/Aug 2016) / Article, Romantic Transdisciplinarity 2

Le multiple, il faut le faire…

Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus

In 1798 Novalis famously wrote: ‘Poetry is the authentic absolute real. This is the core of my philosophy. The more poetic, the more true.’ [1] This aphorism expresses what might be called the …


The dream is a fragment

Freud, transdisciplinarity and early German Romanticism
by / RP 198 (Jul/Aug 2016) / Article, Romantic Transdisciplinarity 2

An appreciation and practice of the fragment is a feature of all European Romanticism, but it was in early German (or ‘Jena’) Romanticism, and most of all in the work of Friedrich Schlegel, that the concept of ‘the fragment’ was philosophically determined. Indeed, the fragment has been called ‘the central philosophical concept of early German …


The obscure object of transdisciplinarity

Adorno on the essay form
by / RP 198 (Jul/Aug 2016) / Article, Romantic Transdisciplinarity 2

Any attempt to conceptualize transdisciplinarity is bound to experiment with disciplinary boundaries. And such experimentation cannot simply be held to the criteria of academic study. It is must in fact problematize the boundaries between academic study and forms or instances of thinking which take place outside of such scholarship. However, these disruptive practices have become …