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By F. Scott Scribner

ISBN-10: 0271034750

ISBN-13: 9780271034751

ISBN-10: 0271036214

ISBN-13: 9780271036212

This publication bargains a notably new interpretation of the complete philosophy of J. G. Fichte through displaying the impression of nineteenth-century mental concepts and applied sciences at the formation of his conception of the imagination—the very centerpiece of his philosophical approach. via situating Fichte’s philosophy in the context of nineteenth-century German technology and tradition, the ebook establishes a brand new family tree, one who indicates the level to which German idealism’s transcendental account of the social continues to be established upon the medical origins of psychoanalysis within the fabric thoughts of Mesmerism. The e-book makes it transparent that the rational, transcendental account of spirit, mind's eye, and the social has its resource within the mental phenomena of affective rapport. in particular, the mind's eye undergoes a double displacement during which it really is finally topic to exterior effect, the impression of a cloth approach, or, briefly, a technology.

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