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Single Idea 21973

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 3. Idealism / b. Transcendental idealism]

Full Idea

Fichte retained a broadly Kantian conception of how things are in themselves.

Gist of Idea

Fichte believed in things-in-themselves


report of Johann Fichte (works [1798]) by A.W. Moore - The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics 07.2

Book Reference

Moore,A.W.: 'The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics' [CUP 2013], p.165

A Reaction

The contrast is between those who believe in the thing-in-itself, while admitting that we can't know it, and those who deny such a thing. The debate returned 130 years later as verificationism in language.

Related Ideas

Idea 21972 Hegel, unlike Kant, said how things appear is the same as how things are [Hegel, by Moore,AW]

Idea 21968 Abandon the thing-in-itself; things only exist in relation to our thinking [Fichte]