Ideas from 'works' by Johann Fichte [1798], by Theme Structure

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 5. Aims of Philosophy / a. Philosophy as worldly
Philosophy attains its goal if one person feels perfect accord between their system and experience
2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 7. Status of Reason
For Fichte there is no God outside the ego, and 'our religion is reason' [Feuerbach]
11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 3. Idealism / b. Transcendental idealism
Fichte believed in things-in-themselves [Moore,AW]
We can deduce experience from self-consciousness, without the thing-in-itself
11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 3. Idealism / d. Absolute idealism
The absolute I divides into consciousness, and a world which is not-I [Bowie]
Reason arises from freedom, so philosophy starts from the self, and not from the laws of nature
Abandon the thing-in-itself; things only exist in relation to our thinking
16. Persons / F. Free Will / 4. For Free Will
Spinoza could not actually believe his determinism, because living requires free will