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Die praktische Konstitution des „Setzens“ nach der Wissenschaftslehre Fichte

Marco Ivaldo

Abstract

A fundamental achievement of Fichte’s science of knowledge consists in its having demonstrated that our access to reality and our understanding of actuality is constituted and mediated by practical - and not just theoretical - moments of consciousness. This fundamental function of the practical was anticipated by Leibniz’s doctrine of appetition. The aim of this essay is to investigate how, in the fifth paragraph of his Foundations of the Complete Science of Knowledge, Fichte explains and justifies his concept of positing as a practical function, as striving, and in doing so offers us the basis of a transcendental-practical comprehension of being.

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