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

By Tom Rockmore, Daniel Breazeale

The profession of J. G. Fichte, a valuable determine in German idealism and within the background of philosophy, divides into certain stages: the 1st interval, during which he occupied the chair of serious philosophy on the college 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 accumulated during this booklet start to right this imbalance. involved in a number of methods with Fichte's post-Jena philosophy, those essays via unique and rising students reveal the intensity and breadth of Fichte scholarship being performed in English.

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

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Ment in his third series of lectures on the Wissenschaftslehre from 1804: "It is impossible for me to lecture in the same way. Advantage for the listener: fresh, lively thinking. Advantage for me (for I must also be concerned with my own self-development): I want to possess it in a manner that is absolutely independent of all expressions and forms [and to be] constantly able to create it out of its inner life [aus dem inneren Leben] and in any desired form. In my case, the Wissenschaftslehre is quite possible, for it is only one thought that has been lifted out of a countless, and in certain respects infinite number of possibilities, and one can link it to whatever one wishes within this infinity.

7:183-268). In English, A Crystal Clear Report to the General Public, trans. John Botterman and William Rasch, in Philosophy of German Idealism, ed. Ernst Behler (New York: Continuum, 1987), 39-115. 4. 6:129-324). 6:51-103). 5. Vorlesungen der WL. 7:66-235) . 6. 8:2-421). In English, The s Science ofKnowing:] G. Fichte 1 ~04 Lectures on the Wissenschaftslehre, trans. Walter E. Wright (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005). 7. 3ter Cours de WL. 7:289-368). 8. 9:179-311). 9. 10:111-202).

7:183-268). In English, A Crystal Clear Report to the General Public, trans. John Botterman and William Rasch, in Philosophy of German Idealism, ed. Ernst Behler (New York: Continuum, 1987), 39-115. 4. 6:129-324). 6:51-103). 5. Vorlesungen der WL. 7:66-235) . 6. 8:2-421). In English, The s Science ofKnowing:] G. Fichte 1 ~04 Lectures on the Wissenschaftslehre, trans. Walter E. Wright (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005). 7. 3ter Cours de WL. 7:289-368). 8. 9:179-311). 9. 10:111-202).

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