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Schott, Heinrich August
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(May 12, 1780, Leipzig – Dec 29, 1835, Jena). After studying in Leipzig, Schott was appointed associate professor there in 1808; he served as a full professor in Wittenberg from 1809 to 1812 and in Jena after 1812. An advocate of moderate supernaturalism, he rejected I. Kant’s criticism of rhetoric, arguing that just as prose is addressed to cognition and poetry to feeling, so rhetoric is addressed to the will. Homiletics, a special kind of rhetoric, is distinguished from it by it…

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Müller, Hans Martin, “Schott, Heinrich August”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025346>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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