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

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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, ...

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Overview

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.

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"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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521892735
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/7/2002
  • Series: Modern European Philosophy Series
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 536,942
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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.

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