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The Metaphysics of Dignity: Marriage in Kant and Fichte

in Uncivil Unions: The Metaphysics of Marriage in German Idealism and Romanticism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226136936
eISBN:
9780226136950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136950.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the theories of marriage by Immanuel Kant and Johann Gottlieb Fichte. Fichte's account of sexuality and marriage in the Foundations of Natural Right drew on a long ... More


“Marriage Is the Most Exalted Secret”: Novalis on the Metaphysics and Semiotics of Marriage

in Uncivil Unions: The Metaphysics of Marriage in German Idealism and Romanticism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226136936
eISBN:
9780226136950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136950.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter tries to illustrate that Novalis' use of marriage-as-model is far less arbitrary than some of his notes can make it seem. Novalis' political writings of marriage addressed a veritable ... More


Marriage Interrupted: Sophie Mereau's Bltithenalter Der Empfindung

in Uncivil Unions: The Metaphysics of Marriage in German Idealism and Romanticism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226136936
eISBN:
9780226136950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136950.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores how Sophie Mereau submitted Johann Gottlieb Fichte's thought on gender to scrutiny. It shows that Mereau expressed at the very outset of the marital metaphysics inaugurated by ... More


Fichte’s Transcendental Philosophy, the Subject, and Circularity

Tom Rockmore

in German Idealism as Constructivism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226349909
eISBN:
9780226350073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226350073.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 3, “Fichte’s transcendental philosophy, the subject and circularity,” focuses on Fichte’s rethinking of the conception of the subject, and, as a result, ontology and cognition from a fully ... More


Hegel, Identity, and Constructivism

Tom Rockmore

in German Idealism as Constructivism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226349909
eISBN:
9780226350073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226350073.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

“Hegel, Identity and Constructivism,” the fifth chapter, examines the relationship of Hegel, beginning in the so-called Differenzschrift, his first philosophical publication, to Kant, Fichte and ... More


Quantitative Relation

Stanley Rosen

in The Idea of Hegel's "Science of Logic"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226065885
eISBN:
9780226065915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226065915.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s concept of quantitative relation which he explains in detail in his Science of Logic. It begins with an overview of Hegel’s treatment of quantity ... More


German Idealism as Constructivism

Tom Rockmore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226349909
eISBN:
9780226350073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226350073.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

German Idealism as Constructivism is Tom Rockmore’s statement on the debate about German idealism between proponents of representationalism and those of constructivism that still plagues our grasp of ... More


The Fichtean Background

Stanley Rosen

in The Idea of Hegel's "Science of Logic"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226065885
eISBN:
9780226065915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226065915.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on Johann Gottlieb Fichte as Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s immediate predecessor and the second volume of Science of Logic, in which Hegel introduces book 2 on Wesen. It first ... More


Schelling, the Philosophy of Nature, and Constructivism

Tom Rockmore

in German Idealism as Constructivism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226349909
eISBN:
9780226350073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226350073.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The fourth chapter is entitled “Schelling, the philosophy of nature, and constructivism.” Schelling, even more than Reinhold, is a protean thinker. But like Reinhold, Schelling’s relationship to ... More


Anti-Roman Barbarians: Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Heinrich von Kleist, C. D. Friedrich, and the Fight against Napoleon in the Ruins of Germania

Julia Hell

in The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226588056
eISBN:
9780226588223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226588223.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the first chapter of part four, the author shifts the focus to the German case of neo-Roman mimesis. This process paradoxically begins with the anti-Napoleonic movement’s self-description as ... More


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