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Fichte's ethics

Author: Michelle Kosch
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Michelle Kosch offers a systematic, historically informed reconstruction of the ethical theory of the great German Idealist J.G. Fichte (1762-1814). Central to Fichte's theory are his accounts of rational agency and autonomy. Kosch highlights the theory's very substantial potential for contribution to ethics today.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Named Person: Johann Gottlieb Fichte; Johann Gottlieb Fichte
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Kosch
ISBN: 9780192537522 0192537520 9780191846939 0191846937
OCLC Number: 1027965331
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Fichteâ#x80;#x99;s Ethics; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Note on Texts, Translations, and Citations; 1: Introduction; 1.1 The Idea of Material Independence; 1.2 Fichte and Kant; 1.3 Scope of the Project and Overview of the Text; 2: Rational Agency; 2.1 Spontaneous Self-Determination; 2.2 Reflection; 2.3 Necessary Conditions of Reflection; 2.3.1 Empirical cognition; 2.3.2 Drive; 2.3.3 Energy; 2.3.4 Causal efficacy; embodiment; 2.3.5 Social interaction; individuality; 2.4 Variability; 2.5 â#x80;#x98;freedomâ#x80;#x94;for the sake of freedomâ#x80;#x99;; 3: Material Independence 3.1 Textual Evidence3.1.1 Evidence in the System of Ethics; 3.1.2 Evidence in other texts of the Jena period; 3.2 Material Independence in the Doctrine of Duties; 3.2.1 Embodiment and causal efficacy; 3.2.1.1 PHYSICAL PRESERVATION; 3.2.1.2 PHYSICAL CULTIVATION; 3.2.1.3 PROPERTY; 3.2.2 Good deliberation and true beliefs; 3.2.2.1 CONSCIENCE; 3.2.2.2 TRUE BELIEFS; 3.2.2.3 KNOWLEDGE AND CONTROL: PROPERTY; 3.2.2.4 KNOWLEDGE AND CONTROL: RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY; 3.2.2.5 AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE; 3.2.2.6 KANT AND FICHTE ON ENDS THAT ARE DUTIES; 3.2.3 Individuality 3.2.3.1 A CONFLICT OF THE MORAL LAW WITH ITSELF?3.2.3.2 THE PLACE OF RIGHTS IN THE MORAL PROJECT; 3.2.3.3 COORDINATION; 3.2.3.4 FICHTEâ#x80;#x99;S THEORY OF THE SOCIAL CONTRACT; 3.2.3.5 IDEAL AND NON-IDEAL COMMUNITIES; 3.2.3.6 RIGHT AS A SYSTEM OF HYPOTHETICAL IMPERATIVES; 3.2.3.7 THE SUMMONS AND THE PROBLEM OF RIGHT; 3.2.3.8 FICHTEâ#x80;#x99;S POSITIVISM; 3.2.3.9 PARTICULAR DUTIES; 4: Formal Independence; 4.1 Conscientiousness; 4.1.1 Formal formal independence; 4.1.2 Material formal independence; 4.2 Moral Evil; 4.3 The Formal Condition and Formal Freedom; 5: Independence as Constitutive End 5.1 Material Independence and Kantâ#x80;#x99;s Doctrine of Right5.2 From Rational Agency to Material Independence; 5.2.1 The argument in Foundations Â11; 5.2.2 Limiting conditions; 5.2.3 Control as necessary end and control as end in itself; 5.3 Autonomy and Material Ethical Principles; 5.4 The Hegemony of Instrumental Reason?; 6: Conclusion; Works Cited; Index
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