Thinking Through the Wissenschaftslehre: Themes from Fichte's Early Philosophy

2015.02.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel Breazeale, Thinking Through the Wissenschaftslehre: Themes from Fichte's Early Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2013,
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2015.02.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel Breazeale, Thinking Through the Wissenschaftslehre: Themes from Fichte's Early Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2013, 460pp., $150.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199233632. Reviewed by Wayne M. Martin, University of Essex Fichte's Wissenschaftslehre serves an existential as well as a scientific function, and the latter is in the service of the former. So runs a central thesis, and a central theme, of Daniel Breazeale's substantial and long-awaited book on Fichte's early (or 'Jena') philosophical system. That the Wissenschaftslehre has a scientific function is a point that Fichte often trumpets. In one of his preferred formulations, its task is to identify the ground or explanation of the system of representations that are accompanied by a feeling of necessity, and of the feeling of necessity itself. Elsewhere he emphasizes that its task is to identify "die Bestimmung des Menschen" -- the specific. . .

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