Urkönig-Urmenscg: il romanticismo politico di novalis ed il katechon del re


  • Giovanni Panno


Faith and Love [Glaube und Liebe] is not only a praise of the monarchy or a collection of great aesthetical aphorisms which belong to the usual definition of Romanticism. This paper aims to recognize the frame of the political thought of NOVALIS through an analysis of SCHMITT’s critique of Romanticism. To understand the figure of King and Queen means to find out their roots in NOVALIS’ conception of the exchange between I and Not I. This contribution focuses on the way in which NOVALIS tries to free Fichtes’ principles of the first Doctrine of Science from their theoretical prison and to apply them to a practical field. NOVALIS’ true Utopia is the achievement of an individual’s capacity to be more than a simple I, through recognizing the internal division of the subject and its necessity to build up a non-subjective relationship to the world. The true identity which exists between Subject and Subject is nothing that can be considered safe for always, rather it bases the giving up of an illusory world-construction. The way NOVALIS intends to avoid the Subject-Object relation and it runs through the death of the illusory world of the I as an abdication in the meaning of PESSOA’s work. To imitate the symbol of the King, who looses his character of temporal power to become a pure soul, which means to be that man, who able to achieve his true nature by letting the Not I become a You.