This week we discuss the ’Second Introduction’ to Fichte’s 1797/8 Attempt at a New Presentation of the Science of Knowledge. In particular, we’ll look at his discussion of intellectual intuition and the sense in which self-consciousness must accompany all of our cognitive states/acts.
- Kant: Transcendental Deduction (B edition) §§16, 25
- Second Introduction, especially §§5-6 (in Introductions to the Wissenschaftslehre and Other Writings, 1797-1800, ed. Breazeale, pp. 36-105 – §§5-6 pp. 46-76)
- (Optional) Concerning the concept of the Wissenschaftslehre (pp. 114-125)
- Notes: Fichte on Intellectual Intuition & Self-Consciousness (PDF)
- GRADS: (Pick one)