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Ideas of Friedrich Jacobi, by Text

[German, 1743 - 1819, Freelance polemicist and socialite.]

1799 Letters to Fichte
p.26 Jacobi was the first philosopher to talk of nihilism [Critchley]
Ch.2 p.27 Life and rationality are pointless if we can only contemplate the freedom of our own ego