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Fichte's Foundations of Natural Right : A Critical Guide, Paperback / softback Book

Fichte's Foundations of Natural Right : A Critical Guide Paperback / softback

Edited by Gabriel (Xavier University, Ohio) Gottlieb

Part of the Cambridge Critical Guides series


Fichte's Foundations of Natural Right (1796/97) was one of the most influential books in nineteenth-century philosophy.

It was read carefully by Schelling, Hegel, and Marx, and initiated a tradition in German philosophy that considers human subjectivity to be relational and intersubjective, thus requiring relations of recognition between subjects.

The essays in this volume highlight this little-understood book's most important ideas and innovations.

They offer discussions of Fichte's conception of freedom, self-consciousness, coercion, the summons, the body, and human rights, together with new analyses of his deduction of right, his views on the social contract, and his arguments for the separation of right from morality.

The essays expand and deepen ongoing debates in the scholarship and chart new avenues of thought about Fichte's most enduring work of political philosophy.

They will be essential reading for students and scholars of German Idealism, nineteenth-century philosophy, and the history of political thought.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900
  • ISBN: 9781107435070



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