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Philosophical Rupture between Fichte and Schelling, The

Selected Texts and Correspondence (1800-1802)

F. W. J. Schelling, J. G. Fichte, Michael G. Vater, David W. Wood

Publication Year: 2012

Correspondence and texts by Fichte and Schelling illuminate their thought and the trajectory of their philosophical falling out. The disputes of philosophers provide a place to view their positions and arguments in a tightly focused way, and also in a manner that is infused with human temperaments and passions. Fichte and Schelling had been perceived as “partners” in the cause of Criticism or transcendental idealism since 1794, but upon Fichte’s departure from Jena in 1799, each began to perceive a drift in their fundamental interests and allegiances. Schelling’s philosophy of nature seemed to move him toward a realistic philosophy, while Fichte’s interests in the origin of personal consciousness, intersubjectivity, and the ultimate determination of the agent’s moral will moved him to explore what he called “faith” in one popular text, or a theory of an intelligible world. This volume brings together the letters the two philosophers exchanged between 1800 and 1802 and the text that each penned with the other in mind.

Published by: State University of New York Press


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Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. vii-vii

critical editions, the J. G. Fichte Gesamtausgabe der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, eds. Reinhard Lauth, Hans Gliwitzky, Hans Jacob, Erich Fuchs, Peter K. Schneider, and Günter Zöller [GA] and the Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling Historisch-kritische...

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Introduction: The Trajectory of German Philosophy After Kant, and the “Difference” Between Fichte and Schelling

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pp. 1-20

Although Hegel doubtless had Reinhold’s new interest in philosophical realism or perhaps Schleiermacher’s psychological interpretation of religious truth in mind as the “awkward symptoms of the age” and its dichotomizing reception of Kant’s legacy when he penned these words, they can stand as the epitome of the relations between...

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J. G. Fichte/F. W. J. Schelling Correspondence (1800–1802)

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pp. 21-75

My dear friend, I am using my first quiet moment here in Bamberg to write to you.1 No doubt you have received my article against the A.L.Z., and I hope that on the whole it has met with your approval.2

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Introduction to the Texts of J. G. Fichte

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pp. 77-83

The small text entitled Ankündigung (Announcement) bears the date November 4, 1800 and was originally published in the Allgemeine Zeitung in January 1801. It was only reprinted for the first time in 1988 in the J. G. Fichte Gesamtausgabe.1 As the name suggests,...

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J. G. Fichte

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pp. 85-133

For six years now the Wissenschaftslehre has been available to the German public.15 Different people have received it in vastly different ways—the majority have been vehement and passionate opponents, a number of unqualified people have showered it with praise, and there...

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Introduction to F. W. J. Schelling’s Presentation of My System of Philosophy (1801) and Further Presentations from the System of Philosophy (1802) [Extract]

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pp. 135-140

Friedrich Schelling’s new presentation of his system, the first work in what came to be deemed his “philosophy of identity,” was occasioned by a double confrontation with Fichtean idealism in the summer and autumn of 1800: a more general challenge (documented...

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F. W. J. Schelling

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pp. 141-225

For many years I sought to present the one Philosophy that I know to be true from two wholly different sides—[both] as philosophy of nature and as transcendental philosophy. I now find myself impelled by the present situation of science to publicly bring forward, sooner than I wish, the system that for me was the foundation of these...


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pp. 227-264

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pp. 265-269


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pp. 271-301

Back Cover

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E-ISBN-13: 9781438440194
E-ISBN-10: 1438440197
Print-ISBN-13: 9781438440170
Print-ISBN-10: 1438440170

Page Count: 288
Publication Year: 2012

OCLC Number: 806033017
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  • Schelling, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von, 1775-1854.
  • Fichte, Johann Gottlieb, 1762-1814.
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