By Novalis

Novalis - Fichte reports. Edited by way of: Jane Kneller. Cambridge college Press, 2003. 242 pages. (Cambridge Texts within the background of Philosophy). ISBN: 9780521643924

This quantity offers the 1st entire translation of Fichte stories, a robust, inventive and sustained critique of Fichtean philosophy through the younger philosopher-poet Friedrich von Hardenberg, who less than the pen-name Novalis went directly to develop into the main recognized and liked of the early German Romantic writers. somebody attracted to the destiny of German philosophy and literature instantly after Kant will locate this selection of notes and aphorisms a treasure-trove of unique contributions at the nature of self-consciousness, the relation of artwork to philosophy, and the character of philosophical inquiry. There also are the beginnings of a strikingly contemporary-sounding semiotic concept. The textual content is translated by means of Jane Kneller, who additionally offers an advent situating the Fichte experiences within the context of Novalis' lifestyles and paintings.

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The connection between thinking and feeling must always be there – we must be able to find it in consciousness everywhere – but how do we find it systematically?  Fichte Studies We have learned the procedure of reflection with matter in general from the pure form of reflection – Reflection now has a determinate matter – with which it will therefore proceed in the same way. This determinate matter is intellectual intuition. It is divided according to the law of the original act. It separates into its two parts – into feeling and into reflection, because it is put together from these.

M¨ahl, p. ) The writings were originally compiled somewhat randomly by Hardenberg’s niece Sophie; an extensive selection was published by Ernst Heilborn in , involving what turned out to be a rather unsuccessful attempt at a chronological ordering of the notes (see von Moln´ar, p. ). This edition was improved upon dramatically by Eduard Havenstein’s edition in , which employed careful handwriting analyses to determine the proper ordering of the manuscript pages. Paul Kluckhohn in  published a significantly expanded edition based on Havenstein’s, adding new material especially to the beginning section of the manuscripts and further refining the chronology.

Peace treaty between Prussia and French Republic. Secretly engaged to Sophie in March. In May, meets Fichte and H¨olderlin in the home of Niethammer in Jena. Serious study of Fichte begins in the fall. In November, Sophie’s illness appears. In December, appointment to Saxon salt mines directorate as assistant. Chemistry course with Johann Wiegleb in Langensalz. Moves to Weißenfels to begin new job. Sophie’s operations in Jena begin over the course of the summer and fall. Several visits with Fr.

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