Johann Gottlieb Fichte

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Johann Gottlieb Fichte
Born(1762-05-19)May 19, 1762
DiedJanuary 27, 1814(1814-01-27) (aged 51)
Alma materUniversity of Königsberg (PhD, 1792)
Era18th-century philosophy
RegionWestern Philosophy
SchoolGerman idealism, German Romanticism, Post-Kantianism
Main interests
Self-consciousness and self-awareness, moral philosophy, political philosophy
Notable ideas
Absolute consciousness, thesis–antithesis–synthesis, the not-I, das Streben (striving), mutual recognition, Wissenschaftslehre, Anstoss, Tathandlung, Urtrieb (original drive), "Fichte's original insight"

Johann Gottlieb Fichte (/ˈfɪxtə/;[2] German: [ˈjoːhan ˈɡɔtliːp ˈfɪçtə]; May 19, 1762 – January 27, 1814), was a German philosopher. He was one of the first philosophers of the movement known as German idealism. He died of typhus in Berlin.

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  1. Fichte wrote that his admiration for Maimon's talent "[k]nows no limit," and also that "Maimon has completely overturned the entire Kantian philosophy as it has been understood by everyone until now." (Gesamtausgabe III, 2: 275)
  2. "Fichte". Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.