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Early Philosophy

Frederick Beiser

in Schiller as Philosopher

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780199282821
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603068 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019928282X.003.0002
Early Philosophy

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This chapter introduces Schiller’s historical context and philosophical development. While emphasizing the importance of Schiller’s early writings, it also argues that Schiller’s discovery of Kant in the 1780s marks a break with much of his earlier thinking. Metaphysical interpretations of Schiller’s thought have failed to recognize the purport of his conversion to Kant.

Keywords: Kant; Ferguson; theosophy; skepticism; metaphysics; virtue; enlightenment; dualism; anthropology

Chapter.  18049 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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