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Fichte’s Wild Metaphysical Yarn

Martin, Wayne (2015) 'Fichte’s Wild Metaphysical Yarn.' Philosophical Topics, 43 (1). pp. 87-96. ISSN 0276-2080

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I review Adrian Moore’s lucid account of Fichte’s contribution to the Evolution of Modern Metaphysics. I support Moore’s contention that Fichte should indeed be considered a metaphysician, but I propose an adjustment to Moore’s interpretation, guided by Fichte’s own claim that the infinite I is an unattainable ideal, rather than a fact about the constitution of reality as it actually is. The resulting position embeds Fichte’s metaphysics firmly within his ethics and politics. In reconstructing Fichte’s position I demonstrate the centrality of work in Fichte’s proposed resolution of Kant’s third antinomy.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2021 12:53
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:46

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