Über die Zusammenordnung der Weltenzweiheit in der Physis
Zum Erkenntnisanliegen von Friedrich A. Kipp 17. März 1908 - 30. Juni 1997
Friedrich Kipp’s involvement with cognition is characterised, based on his publications as well as my notes on his lectures and our conversations together over nearly twenty years. In addition, I was able to consult his extensive hand—written notes which often comprised collections of citations, especially from Goethe. This necessarily means that some of the citations made here are from unpublished sources. Nevertheless, the fragments comprehended and interpreted by me combined with published material are mutually supportive, especially as many themes are referred to repeatedly. Indeed, I restrict myself here to a few central themes. As it is possible to discern a single point of view throughout the most varied of issues, we can perhaps get a first impression of how Kipp dealt with questions of colour theory, of botany and even of the history of civilisation. His close relationship with Goethe, whose comprehensive world outlook constantly accompanied him, is mainly expressed only indirectly. This would require a separate treatment which unfortunately would not be able to draw on much published material.