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296 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474434393


Bookseller Code (06)

The Schelling-Eschenmayer Controversy, 1801

Nature and Identity

First Edition

Benjamin Berger and Daniel Whistler

Published by Edinburgh University Press

New Perspectives in Ontology

  • A study of the genesis of Schelling's philosophy of nature and absolute idealism, highlighting the importance of his critic Eschenmayer
  • The first extended English-language treatment of Eschenmayer's philosophy, particularly his influential innovations in the philosophy of nature and his doctrine of the potencies
  • Includes explanatory notes and a substantial historical Introduction that situates them in context
  • Translations include Eschenmayer's Propositions on the Metaphysics of Nature and Highest Principle of Philosophy of Nature, Schelling's On the True Concept of Philosophy of Nature, and correspondence between Eschenmayer and Schelling from 1799 to 1801
  • Comments in detail on key concepts in Schelling's philosophy and German Idealism more broadly, such as identity, drive, potency, the quantity/quality relation and abstraction
  • Considers the transition from Schelling's early philosophy of nature to his philosophy of identity
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