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

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This is the First Book in English on the major 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. At the center of that body of work stands Fichte's attempt to integrate the theories of volition and cognition into a unified but complex "system of freedom." The focus of this ...
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Overview

This is the First Book in English on the major 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. At the center of that body of work stands Fichte's attempt to integrate the theories of volition and cognition into a unified but complex "system of freedom." The focus of this book is the intricate interplay between thinking and willing in the birth of experience out of the spirit of freedom.
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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: 9780521591607
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Series: Modern European Philosophy Series
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Method of Citation for Fichte's and Kant's Works
Key to Fichte's Works Cited
Introduction 1
1 Completing Kant's Transcendental Idealism 11
1 The Systematic Significance of Transcendental Idealism in Kant 12
2 The Wissenschaftslehre as System of Transcendental Idealism 15
3 The Metacritique of Transcendental Idealism 20
2 An Eye for an I 25
1 Philosophy as Wissenschaftslehre 26
2 The Wissenschaftslehre as Idealism 27
3 The Method of the Wissenschaftslehre 30
4 The Experiment of the Wissenschaftslehre 32
5 Assessing the Project of the Wissenschaftslehre 38
3 Positing and Determining 43
1 Absolute Positing 45
2 From Positing to Determining 48
3 Theoretical Determining 50
4 Practical Determining and Predicative Positing 52
4 Changing the Appearances 55
1 The System of Ethics in the System of the Wissenschaftslehre 56
2 The Moral Principle of Subjectivity 59
3 A Transcendental Theory of Action 63
5 Willing as Thinking 71
1 An Integrated Theory of Reason 72
2 Freedom and the Laws of Thinking 74
3 Thinking and Intuiting 75
4 Intelligence and Practical Faculty 78
5 Thinking and Willing 79
6 Pure Willing and Thinking 79
6 Ideal Thinking and Real Thinking 83
1 The Ideality of Philosophy 84
2 Ideal and Real Activity 86
3 Ideal and Real Thinking 89
4 Thinking and the Real 91
7 Determination to Self-determination 97
1 The Attempt at a Critique of All Revelation 99
2 The System of Ethics 101
3 The Wissenschaftslehre Nova Methodo 105
8 The Unity of Intelligence and Will 110
1 Transcendental Noumenalism 111
2 Synthetic Thinking and the Pure Will 116
3 Faith as the Unity of Intelligence and Will 121
Notes 127
Bibliography 153
Index 163
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