Fichte, German Idealism, and the Parameters of Systematic Philosophy

  • Andreas SchmidtEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Handbooks in German Idealism book series (PHGI)


This chapter isolates four dimensions in Fichte’s philosophy—the problems of system architecture, of the object of philosophy, of the certainty of the system, and of the method of generating the system. It is demonstrated that Fichte thus introduces four axes within which the protagonists of German Idealism position themselves, in sometimes significantly different ways. Fichte’s Foundations of the Entire Science of Knowledge, Schelling’s System of Transcendental Idealism and Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit form the basis for this investigation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für PhilosophieFriedrich-Schiller-UniversitätJenaGermany

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