System Of Transcendental Idealism (1800) / Edition 1

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System of Transcendental Idealism is probably Schelling's most important philosophical work. A central text in the history of German idealism, its original German publication in 1800 came seven years after Fichte's Wissenschaftslehre and seven years before Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit.

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**** Reprint of the 1978 edition (that is endorsed by BCL3). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813914589
  • Publisher: University of Virginia
  • Publication date: 4/1/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 559,249
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Heath is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia. Michael Vater is Professor of Philosophy at Marquette University.

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Table of Contents

1 Concept of Transcendental Philosophy
2 Corollaries [on 'I am' and 'there is']
3 Preliminary Division of Transcendental Philosophy
4 The Organ of Transcendental Philosophy
Pt. 1 On the Principle of Transcendental Idealism
Sect. I On the Necessity and Character of a Supreme Principle of Knowledge
Sect. II Deduction of the Principle Itself
General Observations
Pt. 2 General Deduction of Transcendental Idealism
Introductory [According to Fichte's Wissenschaftslehre]
Pt. 3 System of Theoretical Philosophy according to the Principles of Transcendental Idealism
Introductory [On the 'Self for us' and the 'Self itself']
I Deduction of the Absolute Synthesis Contained in the Act of Self-Consciousness
II Deduction of the Middle Terms of the Absolute Synthesis
Introductory [Philosophy as Repetition of the Original Series of Acts]
First Epoch: From Original Sensation to Productive Intuition
Second Epoch: From Productive Intuition to Reflection
Third Epoch: From Reflection to the Absolute Act of Will
Pt. 4 System of Practical Philosophy According to the Principles of Transcendental Idealism
First Proposition: Absolute Abstraction = Self-Determination of the Intelligence = Willing
Corollaries [On the Relationship of Theoretical and Practical Philosophy
Second Proposition: The Act of Self-Determination explicable only by the Action of an Intelligence external to it
Additional Remarks 1. [Operations of Other Intelligences on an Object]
Additional Remarks 2. [Only through Intelligences outside me does the World become Objective for me]
Pt. 5 Essentials of Teleology according to the Principles of Transcendental Idealism
Pt. 6 Deduction of a Universal Organ of Philosophy, or: Essentials of the Philosophy of Art according to the Principles of Transcendental Idealism
1 Deduction of the Art-Product as such
2 Character of the Art-Product
3 Corollaries [Relation of Arc to Philosophy]
General Observation on the Whole System [Review]
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