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Single Idea 21914

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

Full Idea

We can abandon the thing-in-itself, and aim for 'a complete deduction of all experience from the possibility of self-consciousness'.

Gist of Idea

We can deduce experience from self-consciousness, without the thing-in-itself


Johann Fichte (works [1798], I p.425), quoted by Peter B. Lewis - Schopenhauer 3

Book Reference

Lewis, Peter B.: 'Schopenhauer' [Reaktion Books 2012], p.64

A Reaction

German Idealism now looks to me like a weird abberation in the history of philosophy, though no doubt it has (like every philosophical theory) some supporters out there somewhere. Schopenhauer called this 'raving nonsense'.

Related Idea

Idea 21919 Object for a subject and representation are the same thing [Schopenhauer]