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Fichte's Transcendental Philosophy

Fichte's Transcendental Philosophy
The Original Duplicity of Intelligence and Will

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Part of Modern European Philosophy

  • Date Published: November 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521892735

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  • This is the first book in English on the early works of the German philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762-1814). It examines the transcendental theory of self and world from the writings of Fichte's most influential period (1794-1800), and considers in detail recently discovered lectures on the Foundations of Transcendental Philosophy. Combining incomparable erudition, sensitive readings of some of the most difficult of philosophical texts, clarity in exposition and an acute awareness of historical context, this book takes its place as the ideal introduction to Fichte's thought.

    • Most comprehensive account of Fichte available
    • After Kant and Hegel, Fichte is the most important philosopher in Germany at the end of the eighteenth century
    • Written with acute awareness of historical context
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This book is a welcome addition to recent work in English on Fichte, work that seeks to recover and to examine Fichte's contributions to European philosophy." William F. Bristow, Ethics

    "...Zöeller's sympathetic reading of Fichte brings new unity to an understanding of his thought." Elizabeth Millián-Zaibert, Philosophy in Review

    "...Zöller has written a substantial and timel treatment of a very important subject." Fred L. Rush, Jr., Review of Metaphysics

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    • Date Published: November 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521892735
    • length: 188 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 156 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
    Method of citation for Fichte's and Kant's works
    Key to Fichte's works cited
    Introduction
    Part I. Thinking about Thinking:
    1. Completing Kant's transcendental idealism
    2. An eye for an I
    Part II. Knowing and Doing:
    3. Positing and determining
    4. Changing the appearance
    Part III. Thinking and Willing:
    5. Willing as thinking
    6. Ideal thinking and real thinking
    Part IV. Pure Willing:
    7. Determination to self-determination
    8. The unity of intelligence and will
    Notes
    Bibliography.

  • Author

    Günter Zöller, Universität Munchen

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