Home  »  library  »  BIOS  »  Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762–1814)

C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762–1814)

Fichte, Johann Gottlieb (fiċh’te). A celebrated German philosopher; born at Rammenau in Upper Lusatia, May 19, 1762; died at Berlin, Jan. 27, 1814. He wrote his treatise ‘Essay toward a Critique of All Revelation’ (1792) as a “letter of introduction” to Kant. He was appointed professor of philosophy in the University of Jena in 1794; and very shortly after published his ‘Doctrine of Science,’ a fundamental departure from Kant. Of his philosophical writings the most important are: ‘The Doctrine of Science’ (1794); ‘Foundations of the Whole Doctrine of Science’ (1794); ‘Introduction to the Doctrine of Science’ (1798); ‘System of Moral Doctrine’ (1798); ‘Man’s Destiny’ (1800); ‘Addresses to the German Nation’ (1807–08). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).