Истоки становления гуманитарных дисциплин: конфликт в основании краха мифологии как дисциплины
This research is motivated by the quest for a German Romanticism background for the process of disciplinary formation in the humanities. The article delves into the ideas which were crucial for the formation of symbolism and mythology as an academic discipline, its rise and fall. The research explores the role of debates around romantic philosopher and philologist Friedrich Creuzer’s works and statements in the history of science of mythology. The findings of the research illustrate the impact of the debates around mythology in the age of German Romanticism and German Idealism on the further development of human disciplines. We offer that as in the case of a university professor under a great influence of romantic ideas while establishing the concept of his academic seminar it is crucial for interpretation of an academic discipline history to be aware of the complex interactions between different factors in the debates and conflicts which formed it.