green numbers give full details.     |    back to list of philosophers     |     unexpand these ideas

Ideas of Rüdiger Safranski, by Text

[German, fl. 2002, Lecturer in German at Rutgers University.]

2000 Nietzsche: a philosophical biography
07 p.164 Hegel, Fichte and Schelling wanted to know Kant's thing-in-itself, as ego, or nature, or spirit
     Full Idea: The 'thing in iself' acted on Kant's successors like a hole in the closed world of knowledge...Hegel, Fichte and Schelling wanted to penetrate into what they presumed to be the heart of things, by the invention of means of 'ego', or 'nature', or 'spirit.,
     From: Rüdiger Safranski (Nietzsche: a philosophical biography [2000], 07)
     A reaction: [a bit compressed] Although no scientist claims to know the ultimate essence of matter, the authority of science largely comes from persuasively moving us several steps closer to the thing in itself (more persuasively than these three).