By Tom Rockmore, Daniel Breazeale
The occupation of J. G. Fichte, a important determine in German idealism and within the historical past of philosophy, divides into particular stages: the 1st interval, during which he occupied the chair of severe philosophy on the collage of Jena (1794-1799); and the subsequent interval, after he left Jena for Berlin. Due partly to the inaccessibility of the German texts, Fichte scholarship within the English-speaking global has tended to target the Jena interval, neglecting the advance of this significant thinker's mature improvement. The essays accumulated during this publication start to right this imbalance. involved in numerous methods with Fichte's post-Jena philosophy, those essays by way of wonderful and rising students exhibit the intensity and breadth of Fichte scholarship being performed in English.
With an advent that locates the essays in philosophical and old phrases, the e-book divides into 3 comparable different types: Fichte’s improvement, his view of faith, and different points of his "popular" (or not-so-popular) philosophy. From a variety of views, the essays express how Fichte’s later improvement displays the philosophical issues of his time, the explicit debates within which he engaged, and the complicated occasions of his philosophical career.
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Additional info for After Jena: New Essays on Fichte's Later Philosophy (Topics in Historical Philosophy)
By adhering closely to this pattern of exposition, the Neue Bearbeitungreally does manage to dispel much of the confusion that still distracted readers of his earlier presentations. This new, "geometrical" method also succeeds in clarifying the precise character of the evidence upon which the Wissenschaftslehre is ultimately grounded. Even if one is not persuaded by Fichte's account of philosophy as "construction in intuition" or as the" mathesis of reason," the Neue Bearbeitungnevertheless succeeds in explicating more clearly than ever before Fichte's own understanding of the role within philosophy of intuition and construction.
19. Karl Leonhard Reinhold, "Ueber die Autonomie als Principle der praktischen Philosophie cler Kantische--und cler gesamn1ten Philosophie der Fichtischschellingschen Schule," Beytriige zur leichtern Ubersicht des Zustandes der Philosophie bey1n Anfange des 19. Jahrhunderts, installment 2. (Hamburg: Perthes, 1801). 20. See Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Sendschreiben an] C. Lavater und] Fichte ilber den Glauben an Gott (Hamburg, 1799). 21. Immanuel Kant, "Erklarung," Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung, August 29, 1799.
In English, The Science ofKnowledge in Its General Outline, trans. WalterE. Wright, Idealistic Studies 6 (1976): 106-17. 11. 11:293-392). 12. 12:143-299). 13. 13:43-179). 14. Die Wissenschaftslehre 1813 (Spring 1813; SW10:1-86). 15. Wissenschaftslehre 1814 (Erste bis Fiinfte Vorlesung) (January 10-14, 1814; in Ultima Inquirenda:J G. Fichtes letzte Bearbeitungen der Wissenschaftsehre, Ende 1813/Anfang 1814, ed. Reinhard Lauth (Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt: Frommann-Holzboog, 2001). 7. See, for example, Martial Gueroult, L'Evolution et la structure de la Doctrine de la Science de Fichte, 2 vols.