By Tom Rockmore, Daniel Breazeale
The occupation of J. G. Fichte, a valuable 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 global has tended to target the Jena interval, neglecting the improvement of this significant thinker's mature improvement. The essays gathered during this ebook start to right this imbalance. involved in a number of methods with Fichte's post-Jena philosophy, those essays by way of individual 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 old phrases, the e-book divides into 3 similar 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 convey how Fichte’s later improvement displays the philosophical issues of his time, the explicit debates within which he engaged, and the advanced occasions of his philosophical career.
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5:391. 5:386). 97. 5:384. 98. 6:394. 99. 5:401). "God is the band for connecting the entire intelligible world. 5:385). 100. See Fichte's December 27, 1800, letter to Schelling, in which he confesses that transcendental philosophy still requires a certain "expansion," even with respect to its first principle, and adds: "I have not yet been able to elaborate these expanded principles scientifically. The clearest hint concerning them may be found in Book Three of my Bestirnmung des Menschen. , Neue Bearbeitung der Wissenschaftslehre] , the elaboration of these principles will be my first task.
Though this point is implicit in the November 4 "Announcement," it is made explicit in a letter Fichte sent to Schelling in September 1799, which he directed Schelling to have published and which appeared in the September 28, 1799, issue of the "Intelligenzblatt" of the Allgemeinen Literatur-Zeitung. 38. 7:193-94. 39. 7:153; IWL, 186. 40. 7:156; IWL, 189. 41. 7:160; IWL, 195. 3:227). 42. Fichte first read Bardili's book (at Reinhold's insistence) in February 1800. He prepared his review in September and early October of that year.
This effort on his part coincided with a privatissima on the Wissenschaftslehrethat he was simultaneously conducting for the Berlin banker, Salomon Levy. ) 34. 7:153-64; IWL, 186-201. 35. 7:153; IWL, 186-87. 36. 7: 155; IWL, 188. This should not be considered any concession on Fichte's part to those critics who had accused him of changing his philosophy. On the contrary, he continues to deny this; instead, he is simply announcing that it is less important to him to insist upon this point than to lead readers to an understanding of his new presentation-at which point, he confidently predicts, they will view his earlier writings in a new and clearer light and will grasp the underlying unity of his philosophy.
After Jena: New Essays on Fichte's Later Philosophy (Topics in Historical Philosophy) by Tom Rockmore, Daniel Breazeale