Single Idea 21925

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 3. Idealism / d. Absolute idealism]

Full Idea

(Like Schopenhauer) Schelling understood the Absolute - spirit rather than will - to manifest itself as nature in which man evolves with self-consciousness.

Gist of Idea

For Schelling the Absolute spirit manifests as nature in which self-consciousness evolves


report of Friedrich Schelling (Outline of a System of the Philosophy of Nature [1799]) by Peter B. Lewis - Schopenhauer 4

Book Reference

Lewis, Peter B.: 'Schopenhauer' [Reaktion Books 2012], p.96

A Reaction

The influence of Spinoza seems strong here. Is his Absolute just Spinoza's 'God'?