Johann Gottlieb Fichte: Band II,12: Nachgelassene Schriften 1810–1812

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Gesamtausgabe der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

This volume begins with Fichte’s Introductory Lectures to his first official course at the newly established University of Berlin, beginning in the Fall of 1810. These are followed by lectures from the Winter Semester of 1810/11 on The Facts of Consciousness, which, in Fichte’s later period, served the function of leading one from the standpoint of ordinary consciousness to the level of science, thereby replacing the earlier (»Platner«) lectures on Logic and Metaphysics. The Wissenschaftslehre of 1811 is here published for the first time. This version of the Wissenschaftslehre begins with the thought of the highest possible form of being, i.e. the absolute, and, using Spinoza and Schelling as examples, demonstrates the impossibility of establishing any ontological philosophy. A final example of Fichte’s »popular« lectures is furnished by the manuscript of his lectures from the Summer Semester of 1811 Concerning the Vocation of the Scholar. This volume also includes an Address delivered in conjunction with the promotion of new professors (February 1811) and Fichte’s Reflections on the rectoral election of 1811. Fichte’s social activities during the years 1811/12 are documented by some doggerel verses he delivered when he became speaker of the »Christian-German Social Club (Tischgesellschaft)« and a record of a meeting of the same. This volume concludes with Fichte’s recommendation of a proposal put forward by »Turnvater« Jahn concerning the establishment of the German student fraternities.


  • Wissenschaft liefert den übersinnlichen Grund
  • Die Tatsachen des Bewußtseyns (Wintersemester 1810/11)
  • Wissenschaftslehre von 1811
  • Rede bei einer Ehrenpromotion an der Universität Berlin am 16. Februar 1811
  • Deliberanda. – 1.) Teplitz gehen oder nicht
  • EinleitungsVorlesungen (für Oktober 1811)
  • I. Ehrwürdige deutsch‐christliche Gesellschaft. II. Tagblatt
  • Bedenken über den vorgelegten Plan


Jean-Marie Vaysse, Revue philosophique

Il s’agit là d’un somptueux volume du même niveau et de la même qualité scientifique que les précédents, constituant un outil de travail précieux et une référence indispensable pour tous les chercheurs.

Jean-Marie Vaysse,
Revue philosophique
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