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The Philosophy of Johann Gottlieb Fichte
The philosophy of Johann Gottlieb Fichte who believes in the absolute ontological priority of morality.
# 25501 | 960 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 29, 2003 in Philosophy (Metaphysics) , Philosophy (History - 19th Century)

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This paper explains Fichte's three fundamental principles. The author states that the ethical idealism of Fichte's theory of knowledge and reality appears more clearly in his moral philosophy. The author concludes that, according to Fichte, even white lies are taboo since with these we exchange a right principle for expediency and seeming advantage.

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"Fichte traced reality from the self-affirmation of the absolute Ego to the subject-object integration achieved by the moral will. The will, by striving and pursuing unendingly the ideal, expresses both its limited character as an empirical ego and, through moral activity, its oneness with the infinite Ego. Our essential life does not lie in the blind drive of empirical impulses but in the higher self-insight and self-commitment to a moral life. "Divinity itself enters again into thee, in its first and original form, as life, as thine own life that thou shouldn't live and wilt live.""

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