DOI: 10.30443/POI2020-0007

Communicating Philosophy, Acting in the World: Fichte’s Popular Works, the Years 1804-06

Luigi Imperato


This essay deals with the Fichtian popular writings of the years 1804-06, beginning with an analysis of the relationship between popular and scientific philosophy. It identifies in the natural sense of truth on which popular writings are based. Secondly, it analyses the connection between life and knowledge, in which philosophy is outlined as a discipline that seeks public communication through the modes of education and politics. Finally, it analyses the philosophy of history of the Grundzuege der gegenwaertigen Zeitalters, in which we understand the connection between life, knowing, and acting, in the forms of ethics, religion, and politics.

Keywords: Life, Philosophy, Language, Communication, Education, History

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