F. W. J. Schelling

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  • Joseph P. Lawrence (College of the Holy Cross )

Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling was one of the most important post-Kantian German philosophers, a friend and collaborator with Hegel (later his critic), and a friend and influence upon Goethe, Fichte, Schiller and the Schlegels. His philosophy embraced being (nature), knowledge, history and religion, continued to be influential through the twentieth century, and indeed remains so to this day.

Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling was born on 27 January 1775 in Leonberg (Württemberg). His father was a Lutheran minister who in 1777 became a professor of Oriental languages at the theological seminary in Bebenhausen, near Tübingen. Schelling was highly gifted and had mastered Latin and Greek by the age of eight, and was …

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Lawrence, Joseph P.. "F. W. J. Schelling". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 July 2004
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Articles on Schelling's works

  1. Darlegung des wahren Verhältnisses der Naturphilosophie zu der verbesserten Fichteschen Lehre [Demonstration of the True Relationship of the Philosophy of Nature to the Revised Fichtean Doctrine]
  2. Erster Entwurf eines Systems der Naturphilosophie
  3. Ideen zu einer Philosophie der Natur [Ideas for a Philosophy of Nature]
  4. System des transzendentalen Idealismus [System of Transcendental Idealism]
  5. Vom Ich als Princip der Philosophie [Of the I as Principle of Philosophy]
  6. Von der Weltseele, einer Hypothese der höheren Physik zur Erklärung des allgemeinen Organismus
  7. Weltalter [Ages of the World]

Related Groups

  1. European Romanticism