• Fichte

    Posted by Whit Blauvelt on May 26, 2023 at 5:28 pm

    McGilchrist’s many fine references to German philosophy have led me to reading Fichte’s The System of Ethics (trans. Breazeale & Zoller). Fichte was centrally concerned with the intersection of the subjective and objective views of self — that is, self as free (subjective) and self as determinant thing (objective). He called this conjunction “X,” saying that although we know ourselves to be one whole, we only ever see it via either of these two perspectives. This reads very wall as being those of the RH and LH, respectively.

    At about a quarter of the way in, I’m finding Fichte nicely bridges between McGilchrist’s view and some issues I’ve long been working on. Is anyone here familiar with Fichte?

    sjahari hollands replied 1 year ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • sjahari hollands

    May 27, 2023 at 1:17 am

    In the same way McGilchrist made me interested in William James so I have been reading him. In his discussion of Pluralism he references Fichte a lot.

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