This collection of 13 essays on the philosophy of Johann Gottlieb Fichte is the first volume in English to focus upon Fichte's most celebrated and influential philosophical text, his Grundlage der gesamten Wissenschaftslehre (qFoundation of the Entire Doctrine of Scientific Knowledgeq). Fichte's Grundlage is an audaciously original effort to recast the Kantian philosophy into a full-blown system of qtranscendental idealism.q Rejecting all reference to qthings in themselves, q Fichte described his work as qthe first philosophy of human freedomq and as a faithful expression of the true qspiritq of Kant's critical philosophy. For all of its deficiencies, the Grundlage occupied an absolutely pivotal role in the development of German idealism after Kant. Both Schelling and Hegel, for example, were profoundly influenced by the Grundlage. Most of the essays in this collection address specific themes and problems in the context of the Grundlage, such as imagination, time, representation, reflection, deduction, and transcendental methodology. Others examine the relationship of Fichte's philosophy to Kant's and the influence of the Grundlage upon such philosophers as Jacobi, Schelling, and Hegel. Collectively, these essays constitute an ideal introduction to the reading of Fichte's notoriously difficult but deeply rewarding work..aquot;4 In this essay, I shall seek to show that, contrary to initial impressions, it is Fichtean idealism, and not Lockean (or any ... In book 4 of Platoa#39;s Republic, Socrates suggests that genuine self-moderation or self-control is impossible, and thusanbsp;...
|Title||:||New Essays in Fichte's Foundation of the Entire Doctrine of Scientific Knowledge|
|Author||:||Daniel Breazeale, Tom Rockmore|