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Ideas of Friedrich Schelling, by Text

[German, 1775 - 1854, Studied at Tübingen. Friend of Hegel. Professor at Jena from 1798. Then moved around, ending at the University of Berlin.]

1795 Letters to Hegel
1795 02 04 p.83 The basis of philosophy is the Self prior to experience, where it is the essence of freedom
1799 Outline of a System of the Philosophy of Nature
p.42 Schelling sought a union between the productivities of nature and of the mind [Bowie]
p.96 For Schelling the Absolute spirit manifests as nature in which self-consciousness evolves [Lewis,PB]
p.204 Schelling made organisms central to nature, because mere mechanism could never produce them [Pinkard]
p.325 Metaphysics aims at the Absolute, which goes beyond subjective and objective viewpoints [Pinkard]
1809 On the Essence of Human Freedom
I.7.350 p.104 Ultimately, all being is willing. The nature of primal being is the same as the nature of willing
1809 Of Human Freedom
p.345 p.87 Only idealism has given us the genuine concept of freedom
p.351 p.87 We must show that the whole of nature, because it is effective, is grounded in freedom
p.403 p.90 Being is only perceptible to itself as becoming
1810 The Ages of the World
I.93 p.106 We don't choose our characters, yet we still claim credit for the actions our characters perform
1843 Philosophy of Revelation
Vol.13 p.359 p.83 Schelling always affirmed the absolute status of freedom [Courtine]