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Transformation of the Self in the thought of Schleiermacher

Jacqueline Mariña


Often referred to as the father of modern theology, F. D. E. Schleiermacher occasioned a revolution in theology having a decisive impact on all subsequent theology. This book argues that Schleiermacher's philosophical ethics constitutes a completely original project, and is arguably his most important achievement. The book examines Schleiermacher's claim that the self relates to the ‘whence’ of all that is through the ground of self-consciousness, and shows how this understanding allowed Schleiermacher to develop a philosophical system integrally linking religion and ethics. Because this whenc ... More

Keywords: metaphysics, immediate self-consciousness, divine causality, personal identity, agency, religion, ethics, morality, self and society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199206377
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206377.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacqueline Mariña, author
Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University, Indiana
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