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Single Idea 22032

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 3. Idealism / d. Absolute idealism]

Full Idea

Fichte's key claim was that the difference between the subjective and the objective points of view had to be itself a subjective distinction, something that the 'I' posits.

Gist of Idea

Fichte's key claim was that the subjective-objective distinction must itself be subjective


report of Johann Fichte (The Science of Knowing (Wissenschaftslehre) [1st ed] [1794]) by Terry Pinkard - German Philosophy 1760-1860 09

Book Reference

Pinkard,Terry: 'German Philosophy 1760-1860' [CUP 2002], p.219

A Reaction

This seems to lock us firmly into the idealist mental prison and throw away the key.