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

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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 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=11163, accessed 21 May 2024.]

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