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Science of Knowledge (Texts in German Philosophy)

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A modern translation of J. G. Fichte's best known philosophical work (including his two explanatory Introductions), which contributed to the development of 19th Century German Idealism from Kant's critical philosophy.

Paperback, 324 pages
Published August 31st 1982 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1970)
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Jun 07, 2015 سید مسعود حسینی rated it it was amazing
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مطالعه و ترجمه ی این کتاب را تقریبا سه سال پیش شروع کردم و حدودا ماه است که به پایان رسانده ام و انتشارات حکمت آن را در سال آینده منتشر خواهد کرد. پیش از هر چیز باید گفت که دشوار بتوان کتابی دشوارتر از این در فلسفه یافت! دلیل این دشواری، به عقیده من، یکی این است که فیشته به واقع نخستین بار به اعماق تا آن زمان پنهان آگاهی نفوذ می کند، یعنی به قلمرویی که کمتر فیلسوفی در آن پا گذاشته. دلیل دیگر این است که این کتاب اصلا بنا نبوده منتشر شود، زیرا در اصل جزوه ای بوده برای راحتی کار دانشجویان، جزوه ای ...more
Much denser than Fichte's Jena writings, this is a move from transcendental philosophy to what some would call transcendent philosophy. (This is evident despite that fact that Fichte would undoubtedly deny it). Instead of taking the I of (self)consciousness here, he starts with the Absolute and deduces his famous self-positing I of the Jena period. It moves from an ascending (to the absolute), to a descending (to the manifold, etc.) 'dialectic'.
Most mysterious here is his concept of "light" whi
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Nov 24, 2013 Billy Dean rated it it was amazing
Following the immediate aftermath of the Critique of Pure Reason, I'm inclined to say that this text surpasses Kant's work--whether we take Fichte's system to be absolutely unique or, as he would put it, as a mere rearticulation of Kantian philosophy. If for no other reason than because he addresses certain ambiguities in critical philosophy that left Kant vulnerable to a wide array of criticism with varying levels of misunderstanding or misinterpretation (cf Jacobi's writings on Hume, Reinhold' ...more
May 03, 2008 adam rated it it was ok
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The lastest selection of the Hegel Reading Group.
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Johann Gottlieb Fichte was a German philosopher. He was one of the founding figures of the philosophical movement known as German idealism, a movement that developed from the theoretical and ethical writings of Immanuel Kant. Fichte is often perceived as a figure whose philosophy forms a bridge between the ideas of Kant and the German Idealist Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Recently, philosophers ...more
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