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

Dale E. Snow (Loyola University Maryland)
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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 elements of reality, the limits of rationality. Still a large part of the enduring…

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Citation: Snow, Dale E.. "System des transzendentalen Idealismus". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 July 2005 [, accessed 21 May 2024.]

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