After Jena: New Essays on Fichte's Later Philosophy (Topics by Tom Rockmore, Daniel Breazeale

By Tom Rockmore, Daniel Breazeale

The occupation of J. G. Fichte, a primary determine in German idealism and within the heritage of philosophy, divides into exact levels: the 1st interval, during which he occupied the chair of serious philosophy on the collage of Jena (1794-1799); and the subsequent interval, after he left Jena for Berlin. Due partially to the inaccessibility of the German texts, Fichte scholarship within the English-speaking international has tended to target the Jena interval, neglecting the improvement of this significant thinker's mature improvement. The essays amassed during this ebook start to right this imbalance. involved in numerous methods with Fichte's post-Jena philosophy, those essays through wonderful and rising students show the intensity and breadth of Fichte scholarship being performed in English.

             With an creation that locates the essays in philosophical and old phrases, the e-book divides into 3 comparable different types: Fichte’s improvement, his view of faith, and different elements of his "popular" (or not-so-popular) philosophy. From quite a lot of views, the essays exhibit how Fichte’s later improvement displays the philosophical issues of his time, the explicit debates within which he engaged, and the complicated occasions of his philosophical career.

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My second step is to look at the early Wissenschaftslehre and its theory of imagination. Finally I want to compare the theoretical Wissenschaftslehre of 1794 and 1804 in their structures and different intentions. The concept of Kant's theory of cognition is to be described as justifying the objective validity of cognition by subjective principles, functions, and conditions of pure thinking. As is known, the unstructured manifold" of experience, given to the subject by perception, is unified by several empirical and purely nomological synthetic functions of the n1ind.

206 (1998): 587-616. 73. 5:349. " 74. "It [the Wissenschaftslehre] is proven via the necessity of thinking. This necessity of thinking, however, is intuited, immediately intuited (precisely through universal intuition [die universelle Anschauung] ). 5:349). 7:243. 75. 5:377. 76. 5:359-60. 7:229: "Intuition would thus be the immediate grasping [Aufassung], all at once and in a single glance, ofreason's overall modes ofacting, through which it constructs itself as such.... " 36 AFTER JENA 77. The arresting parallel between "transcendental and poetic talent" is perhaps an indication of how deeply Fichte's project was, as he himself admitted, influenced by his careful study of Kant's Kritik der Urteilskraft.

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