Fichte: The Self and the Calling of Philosophy, 1762-1799

Fichte: The Self and the Calling of Philosophy, 1762-1799

by Anthony J. La Vopa
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521124247

ISBN-13: 9780521124249

Pub. Date: 12/03/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this biographical study of the German philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte from his birth in 1762 to the crisis in his university career in 1799, Professor La Vopa uses Fichte's life and thought to deepen our understanding of German society, culture, and politics in the age of the French Revolution. This is the first biography to explain thoroughly how Fichte's

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In this biographical study of the German philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte from his birth in 1762 to the crisis in his university career in 1799, Professor La Vopa uses Fichte's life and thought to deepen our understanding of German society, culture, and politics in the age of the French Revolution. This is the first biography to explain thoroughly how Fichte's philosophy relates to his life experiences as reconstructed from the abundant material in his published and unpublished writings and papers. The approach is primarily historical, but should be of interest to philosophers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521124249
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/03/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The Wanderjahre: 1. Alienation; 2. The road to Kant; 3. The German machine; 4. Revolution: the popular tribune; 5. Jews, Christians, and freethinkers; 6. Love and marriage; Part II. The Jena Years: 7. The self and the mission of philosophy; 8. The politics of celebrity; 9. Philosophy and the graces; 10. Law, freedom, and authority; 11. Men and women; 12. The atheism conflict: reason and the absolute; 13. The atheism conflict: selfhood, character, and the public; Conclusion.

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