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Fichte's transcendental philosophy [electronic resource] : the original duplicity of intelligence and will /
Günter Zöller.
imprint
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
description
xvii, 169 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521591600
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
isbn
0521591600
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Earlier versions of the book's eight chapters were presented at conferences between 1992-1996 at various academic institutions.
catalogue key
11053010
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-161) and index.
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"...Zöller has written a substantial and timel treatment of a very important subject."Fred L. Rush, Jr., Review of Metaphysics
"...Z_eller's sympathetic reading of Fichte brings new unity to an understanding of his thought."Elizabeth Millifn-Zaibert, Philosophy in Review
"...Zöeller's sympathetic reading of Fichte brings new unity to an understanding of his thought." Elizabeth Millián-Zaibert, Philosophy in Review
"...Z_ller has written a substantial and timel treatment of a very important subject."Fred L. Rush, Jr., Review of Metaphysics
"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
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This is the first book in English on the major works of the German philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte (17621814). It examines the transcendental theory of self and world from the writings of Fichte's most influential period (17941800), 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. 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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The transcendental theory of self and world from the writings of the philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte is examined in this text. It focuses on his most influential period, and considers in detail recently discovered lectures on this subject.
Description for Bookstore
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. 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.
Description for Bookstore
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). This book takes its place as the ideal introduction to Fichte's thought.
Description for Bookstore
This is the first book in English on the major works of the German philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte (17621814). It examines the transcendental theory of self and world from the writings of Fichte's most influential period (17941800). This book takes its place as the ideal introduction to Fichte's thought.
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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 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.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
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. 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.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Method of citation for Fichte's and Kant's works
Key to Fichte's works cited
Introduction
Thinking about Thinking
Completing Kant's transcendental idealism
An eye for an I
Knowing and Doing
Positing and determining
Changing the appearance
Thinking and Willing
Willing as thinking
Ideal thinking and real thinking
Pure Willing
Determination to self-determination
The unity of intelligence and will
Notes
Bibliography
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