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The precritical use of the metaphor of epigenesis
(Humanity Books, 2001)
If Kant has recourse to the metaphor of epigenesis throughout his career, we must distinguish between its use in paragraph 27 of the Transcendental Deduction, in which it is closely associated with the Copernican Revolution, ...
The “felt need of reason” in Kant’s Was heisst : sich im Denken orientieren?
In his text “Was heisst: sich im Denken orientieren?” Kant takes the risk of stressing the role of feeling in rational faith. There is a risk involved here because feeling is at the very center of the thesis he opposes: ...
Kant and the problem of affection
(Philosophy Documentation Center, 2004)
Starting with Vaihinger’s famous trilemma which presents the different possibilities for explaining the origin of affection, I critically assess the classical theses of Jacobi, Aenesidemus-Schulze, Adickes, Kemp Smith, ...
Fichte and the universality of the moral law
(Philosophy documentation center, 2008)
In his lectures of 1806 On the Way to the Blessed Life, Fichte draws a distinction between lower and higher morality. According to him, the paradigm of the lower morality is to be found in Kant’s ethics insofar as it ...
Fichte et la première philosophie de la nature de Schelling
(Cambridge University Press, 2004)
Lorsque l’on reconstruit la philosophie fichtéenne de la nature de la période d’Iéna, on note des similitudes frappantes entre la conception de l’organisme telle que présentée dans la Doctrine de la Science et les ...
Kant and Lévinas on the problem of theodicy
In his article of 1982 “The Useless Suffering” Lévinas writes that his interpretation of the story of Job in the Old Testament is in agreement with the reading offered by Kant in his essay of 1791 on “theodicy.” For the ...
Fichte's debate with Reinhold in 1793 : the doctrine of drives and the problem of freedom
V Fichte, early romanticism and German idealism
(Edwin Mellen Press, 2004)
This article focuses on Fichte’s essay on Revelation (2nd ed.) and on his review of Creuzer’s book on the freedom of the will. These texts contain a critique of the theory of freedom exposed by K. L. Reinhold in the Letters ...
The place of aesthetics in Fichte's early system
(Northwestern University Press, 2002)
The aim of this paper is to demonstrate that aesthetics had its place in Fichte’s early system of the WL, and that due to contingent circumstances he did not have the chance to expound it. But we can reconstruct the main ...