Idealism and the Endgame of Theory: Three Essays by F. W. J. Schelling

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SUNY Press, 1. jan. 1994 - 293 sider
Three seminal philosophical texts by F. W. J. Schelling, arguably the most complex representations of German Idealism, are clearly presented here for the first time in English. Included are Schelling's "Treatise Explicatory of the Idealism in the Science of Knowledge" (1797), "System of Philosophy in General" (1804), and "Stuttgart Seminars" (1810). Of these texts, the "Treatise" constitutes the most comprehensive critical reading of Kant and Fichte by a contemporary thinker and, as a result, proved seminal to Samuel Taylor Coleridge's efforts at interconnecting English Romanticism and German speculative thought. Extending his early critique of subjectivity, Schelling's "System of Philosophy in General" and his "Stuttgart Seminars" launch a far more radical inquiry into the notion of identity, a term which for Schelling, increasingly reveals the contingent nature and inescapable limitations of theoretical practice.

An extensive critical introduction relates Schelling's work both to his philosophical contemporaries (Kant, Fichte, and Hegel) as well as to the contemporary debates about Theory in the humanities. The book includes extensive annotations of each translated text, an excursus on Schelling and Coleridge, a comprehensive multi-lingual bibliography, and a glossary.

 

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Identity as the Provocation and Crisis for Theory ReIntroducing FWJ Schelling
1
Conditioning the Transcendental Subject Synthesis Imagination and Time in Kants Critique
8
Mediated Immediacy Production Recognition and the Affective Grounds of the Self in Fichte
15
Identity Before Subjectivity Schillings Critique of Transcendentalism 17941810
24
NOTES
45
Treatise Explicatory of the Idealism in the Science of Knowledge 1797
61
System of Philosophy in General and of the Philosophy of Nature in Particular 1804 based on posthumous manuscripts
139
Stuttgart Seminars 1810 based on posthumous manuscripts
195
NOTES
244
Excursus Schelling in the Works of ST Colleridge
269
BIBLIOGRAPHY
279
Index
291
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Thomas Pfau is Assistant Professor of English at Duke University. He is the editor and translator of Friedrich Hölderlin: Essays and Letters on Theory, also published by SUNY Press.

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