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Fichte's Ethical Thought

Allen W. Wood


The focus of the book is a systematic exposition of Fichte’s most important ethical work, the System of Ethics (1798). It places this work in the context of Fichte’s life and career, of his philosophical system as conceived in the later Jena period, and in relation to his philosophy of right or justice and politics. Following a brief account of Fichte’s life, the book sets out the partial development of his Doctrine of Science and then the System of Ethics, with its implications for notions of freedom, moral authority, conscience, duty, and right. This account develops and emphasizes the socia ... More

Keywords: Fichte, ethics, moral philosophy, political philosophy, moral authority, intersubjectivity, human vocation, freedom, conscience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198766889
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766889.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allen W. Wood, author
Indiana University / Stanford University