Fichte - Stephen Meehan April 9, 2008 Philosophy 30303;...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Stephen Meehan May 12, 2009 Philosophy 30303; Prof. K. Ameriks Short Paper 1: Fichte, Our Belief in a Divine Government of the Universe Fichte makes the argument in Our Belief in a Divine Government of the Universe that the most absolute, doubtless truth is that we ought to act in a certain way. Fichte establishes in his The Vocation of Man that all certainty must be based on faith, as opposed to reason, since reason will only lead us to the conclusion that we “know nothing and can know nothing 1 ,” and faith must come from within the independent self. In this essay, he says that morality must come only from within ourselves, and not through some logical deduction, therefore the goal and realization of doing a moral deed is the foundation on which all other truths are conditioned. For Fichte, all reality is built out of this moral order; he contends that the only reality that concerns us is, “the living expression of what you ought to do simply because you ought to do it 2 .” As a
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 30303 taught by Professor Ameriks during the Spring '08 term at Notre Dame.

Page1 / 2

Fichte - Stephen Meehan April 9, 2008 Philosophy 30303;...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online