ZUKUNFTSLAND IM KAMPF UM EINE WELTANSCHAUUNG. 1. BAND: DER NEUE GOTT." EINE AUSBLICK AUF DAS KOMMENDE JAHRUNDERT. Mit Kopfleisten von W. Caspari [with] 2. BAND: DIE NEUE WELTERKENNTNIS. Mit Kopfleisten von W. Caspari. Florenz und Leipzig: Verlegt bei Eugen Diederichs, 1899, 1902. Octavo, two volumes: pp. [i-viii] [1-2] 3-349  [351-352: ads]; [1-4] [1-2] 3-323  [325-328: ads], decorations in the text by W. Caspari, original pictorial wrappers printed in black, all edges untrimmed; original pictorial green cloth. front and spine panels stamped in black,all edges stained black, green endpapers. First edition. A utopian novel presenting a monistic world view. “In these books, Hart combined his own imaginative cultural history with attempts to present monism in the most broadly accessible and least offensive way. For example, unlike Wille and Bölsche, Hart was quick to discard the notion that human freedom is subject to the causal laws of nature. Rather, Hart suggested that causality itself is an illusion that disappears when one acquires the monist 'perspective of eternity.' With aim to replicate his Friedrichschlagen experience and to spread, in Wille’s words, the 'Kameradschaft zwischen Kopfarbeitern und begabten Handarbeitern aber auch geistvollen Vertretern des Reichtums,' Hart was hard pressed to avoid political questions. In DER NEUE GOTT, he treated politics with disdain, scorning the politician as one who sees 'nur die engeren und beschränkteren politischen und sozialen Zustände vor Augen.'” - Eric Paul Jacobson, Cosmology to Ecology: The Monist World-view in Germany from 1770-1930, pp. 250. Julius Hart and his brother Heinrich were noted literary critics of their time who founded the “Neue Gemeinschaft” – “new community” – a neo-romantic circle of writers. Negley, Utopian Literature 526. Not in Bloch, Brandt, Lexikon or Nagl. Both volumes are in very good condition. KVK reports 11 copies. COPAC records 4 copies. (#147190).
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