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Fichte's Science of Knowledge

Fichte's Science of Knowledge

by Charles Carroll Everett, The Perfect Library (Editor)

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"Fichte's Science of Knowledge" from Charles Carroll Everett. American divine and philosopher (1829-1900).


"Fichte's Science of Knowledge" from Charles Carroll Everett. American divine and philosopher (1829-1900).

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Antinomies. It was the Practical Reason that stirred his heart. It was the fact that a place had been found for the autonomy of the spirit; the discovery that the rigid necessity which had imprisoned him belonged only to the world of the intellect. The spirit itself had created this world, and was free from its tyranny. About this time, in part to win the appreciation of Kant, Pichte published his "Attempt at a Critique of all Revelation." This work was conceived largely, though not wholly, in the Kantian spirit, and, through the accidental omission of the name of its author, it was received as an anonymous work of Kant. This mistake was the occasion of unbounded praise, which could not wholly be recalled when it was discovered that it was the production of an unknown student of theology. Shortly after, he published two treatises suggested by the French Revolution, that had stirred in his heart the largest hopes. Of these writings, the first-named proved his good angel, and was the means of his obtaining a professorship at Jena. The writings on the French Revolution proved his bad angels. They gave him the reputation of being revolutionary and democratic in his thoughts and wishes; they made the obtaining of the Jena professorship somewhat difficult; they made him an object of suspicion at Jena; and finally, as he believed, were the real cause of his losing that position. Had Fichte been a man of facile manners and tact, these difficulties would, itis probable, have soon disappeared. The opposite, however, was true. He made enemies, and sometimes thwarted the well meant efforts of his friends. Considering everything, Fichte must be regarded as the ideal professor. Few students havebeen so fortunate as those that were brought under his influence. His philosophical lecture...

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