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Fichte's Theory of Subjectivity : Modern European Philosophy - Frederick Neuhouser

Fichte's Theory of Subjectivity

Modern European Philosophy

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Published: 1st April 1991
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This is the first book in English to elucidate the central issues in the work of Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762 1814), a figure crucial to the movement of philosophy from Kant to German idealism. The book explains Fichte's notion of subjectivity and how his particular view developed out of Kant's accounts of theoretical and practical reason. Fichte argued that the subject has a self-positing structure which distinguishes it from a thing or an object. Thus, the subject must be understood as an activity rather than a thing and is self-constituting in a way that an object is not. In the final chapter, Professor Neuhouser considers how this doctrine of the self-positing subject enables us to understand the possibility of the self's autonomy, or self-determination."

a --E [A] very substantial piece of scholarship which analyses a number of important historical and systematic issues with great clarity and perception. The presentation and treatment of the basic historical and philosophical issues is magisterial.a -- Professor Raymond Geuss, University of Cambridge

Introduction
Origins of Fichte+s theory
The developments of Fichte+s project from 1792 to 1799
The self-positing subject and theoretical self-consciousness
The self-positing subject and practical self-determination
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521399388
ISBN-10: 0521399386
Series: Modern European Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st April 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25