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Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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Goethe and Kant

Here’s another short take in my sequence on German idealist philosophers (see Kant and Fichte here and Fichte and Schelling here). This time I examine briefly the role of the idea in Kant’s and Goethe’s understanding of nature. 1,082 more words

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Fichte and Schelling

I’m sharing below another in my series of quick micro-takes on German idealist philosophers. This one tracks Schelling’s break with Fichte. (See my post on Kant and Fichte… 822 more words

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Hegel - Immediate and Mediated Truth

Imagine someone has lived their entire lives in a primitive people group underground their entire lives, and they see the sun for the first time. If you pointed to the sun, and they understood basic English grammar, and you said “Now is Day,” they would understand the truth of what you were saying in one way. 765 more words

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Kant and Fichte

I’m taking a course in German idealism with the ever-busy Matt Segall. Below are a few thoughts on Fichte’s advance over Kant’s critical philosophy. I’m finding that there’s much in Fichte’s work that forms something of a historical starting point for… 732 more words

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Hegel(‘s) Today

CRISIS AND CRITIQUE: Volume 4, issue 1, 01-03-2017

Edited by Agon Hamza & Frank Ruda

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Introduction: Hegel(‘s) Today, by A.Hamza & F.Ruda… 237 more words

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Schelling - Predestination and Freedom (in the Matrix)

Schelling received lots of attention for his exceptional talents as a philosopher, publishing his first essay at 20 years old. At one point he was roommates with Hegel. 461 more words

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