Absolute Spirit in Performative Self-Relations of Persons

Part of the Palgrave Handbooks in German Idealism book series (PHGI)


Intellectual intuition,” which Kant only attributed to God, is practical (self-) relation according to the maxim: “doing so, makes it so.” Absolute spirit is the overall form of self-knowledge, i.e. of what it is to be a personal subject. It is actualized at first in religious forms that separate a divine form conceptually from the transcendental I—such that critical philosophy must “reconciliate” the split and “sublate” the possible wrong readings.


Absolute Speculative Spirit World-view Subject Ontological difference Generic Institution Pragmatism Idealism 


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  1. 1.University of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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