Wilhelm G. Jacobs

Johann Gottlieb Fichte - An Introduction

(German title: Johann Gottlieb Fichte)
ca. 200 pages
Wilhelm G. Jacobs

Wilhelm G. Jacobs

Wilhelm G. Jacobs, born 1935, is professor of Philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.

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Johann Gottlieb Fichte is considered the father of German Idealism. His philosophy probes the very nature of knowledge and consciousness; hence he refers to his philosophy as a Wissenschaftslehre – a science of knowledge itself.

Wilhelm G. Jacobs presents an introduction to Fichte’s Wissenschaftslehre as well as to the philosophical problems of the period around 1800 more generally. He draws not only on Fichte’s philosophical but also his so-called popular works as well as his widely misunderstood and misappropriated Addresses to the German Nation. This introduction will thus be of interest both to students of philosophy and to anyone interested in exploring this revolutionary period in German history.