Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Modern Humanism As Philosophical Autobiography: Pretending And Understanding Selfhood In Descartes And Fichte

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Like other people, philosophers have occasionally attempted to tell the story of their own lives. Even the famous catalyst of this remarkable event is present: the winter and the hot stove (at the time of this work Fichte was living in Zurich, where it was indubitably very cold); these very much resemble the winter and the poele described in Descartes's Discours. Neither Descartes's cogito, nor Fichte's self-posing &t;absolute I&t; recount the personal histories of their discoverers or give even the essentials of their personal existence. But if we describe it in this way, we should take cognizance of the specifically Kantian sense of the word &t;transcendental&t;. But let us return to Descartes and Fichte, the two heroes of early modern and modern egology, to ask some final questions.

Keywords:descartes; fichte; humanism; Kantian sense; selfhood; transcendental; Zurich

10.1163/ej.9789004176317.i-499.56
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004176317.i-499.56
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Christian Humanism — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation