Friedrich Schelling: System des transzendentalen Idealismus [System of Transcendental Idealism]

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  • Dale E. Snow (Loyola University Maryland)

F. W. J. Schelling rose to prominence in the heady time after Kant had issued a radical challenge to metaphysics, and he was one of the most important contributors to the reaction to Kant known as German idealism. The System des transzendentalen Idealismus [System of Transcendental Idealism, 1800] has long been considered one of his most important works, although in the larger picture of Schelling’s philosophical development it represents a short-lived resolution of his effort to reconcile the tradition from which he emerged – transcendental idealism – with themes that became prominent only in later works: the centrality of freedom, the significance of nature, the role of the non-conscious …

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Snow, Dale E.. "System des transzendentalen Idealismus". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 July 2005
[, accessed 28 September 2016.]

Related Groups

  1. European Romanticism