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Philosophical investigations into the essence of human freedom

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2006.
Series: SUNY series in contemporary continental philosophy.
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"Jeff Love and Johannes Schmidt offer a fresh translation of Schelling's enigmatic and influential masterpiece, widely recognized as an indispensable work of German Idealism. The text is an embarrassment of riches - both wildly adventurous and somberly prescient. Martin Heidegger claimed that it was "one of the deepest works of German and thus also of Western philosophy" and that it utterly undermined Hegel's  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling
ISBN: 0791468739 9780791468739 0791468747 9780791468746
OCLC Number: 62281617
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Translated from the German.
Description: xxxv, 183 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Philosophical investigations into the essence of human freedom and matters connected therewith / Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling --
Mysterium pansophicum or thorough report on the earthly and heavenly mysterium / Jacob Boehme --
"On the assertion that there can [be] no wicked use of reason" / Franz Xaver von Baader --
A parable / Ephraim Gotthold Lessing --
From On the doctrine of Spinoza in letters to Mr. Moses Mendelssohn / Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi --
From God, some conversations / Johann Gottfried Herder.
Series Title: SUNY series in contemporary continental philosophy.
Other Titles: Philosophische Untersuchungen über das Wesen der menschlichen Freiheit.
Responsibility: F.W.J. Schelling ; translated and with an introduction by Jeff Love and Johannes Schmidt.
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"Jeff Love and Johannes Schmidt offer a fresh translation of Schelling's enigmatic and influential masterpiece, widely recognized as an indispensable work of German Idealism. The text is an embarrassment of riches - both wildly adventurous and somberly prescient. Martin Heidegger claimed that it was "one of the deepest works of German and thus also of Western philosophy" and that it utterly undermined Hegel's monumental Science of Logic before the latter had even appeared in print. Schelling carefully investigates the problem of evil by building on Kant's notion of radical evil, while also developing an astonishingly original conception of freedom and personality that exerted an enormous (if subterranean) influence on the later course of European philosophy from Schopenhauer and Kierkegaard through Heidegger to important contemporary theorists like Slavoj Zizek." "This translation of Schelling's notoriously difficult and densely allusive work provides extensive annotations and translations of a series of texts (by Boehme, Baader, Lessing, Jacobi, and Herder), hard to find or previously unavailable in English, whose presence in the Philosophical Investigations is unmistakable and highly significant. This handy study edition of Schelling's masterpiece will prove useful for scholars and students alike."--Jacket.

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