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Romantic thinking

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The German ‘early Romantic’ thinkers—Friedrich Hölderlin, Friedrich von Hardenberg (‘Novalis’), and Friedrich Schlegel—rejected the Cartesian legacy, which persisted through Kant and Fichte, of regarding reflective self-consciousness as the first principle of philosophy. Encountering Fichte’s Wissenschaftslehre in the late 1790s, all three objected to his argument that the thinking subject posits itself in an empirically inaccessible act of ‘intellectual intuition’. The shared characteristics...

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10.4324/9780429445026

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
University College
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Routledge Publisher's website
Pages:
60-74
Series:
Rewriting the History of Philosophy
Host title:
Thought: A Philosophical History
Chapter number:
5
Publication date:
2021-05-03
Acceptance date:
2020-04-06
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9780429445026
ISBN:
9780367000103

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