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Fichte described his system as “the first system of freedom.” In my essay, I discuss some of the connections between Fichte’s philosophy and the political movements that shaped Latin American in the wake of the independence movements. I focus upon Fichte’s notion of progress and domination to suggest a connection to Latin American Positivism. In particular, I look at the ways in which Fichte’s views of nature in The Vocation of Man, give us a view of science that is focused on facts and the domination and conquest of nature that is similar to the views of Positivism that took over in Latin America to bring progress to the continent.

In: Fichte in the Americas
In: Brill’s Companion to German Romantic Philosophy
Early German Romanticism has long been acknowledged as a major literary movement, but only recently have scholars appreciated its philosophical significance as well. This collection of original essays showcases not only the philosophical achievements of early German Romantic writers such as Friedrich Schlegel and Novalis, but also the sophistication, contemporary relevance, and wide-ranging influence of their philosophical contributions. This volume will be of interest both to students looking for an introduction to romanticism as well as to scholars seeking to discover new facets of the movement – a romantic perspective on topics ranging from mathematics to mythology, from nature to literature and language. This volume bears testimony to the enduring and persistent modernity of early German Romantic philosophy.
In: Brill’s Companion to German Romantic Philosophy
In: Fichte in the Americas
This collection is the first comprehensive history of Fichte’s reception in America, highlighting the existence of a long and strong tradition of Fichtean studies throughout the continent and demonstrating the centrality of Fichtean ideas in contemporary discussions of issues such as feminism, social criticism, and decolonial thought. Read and reinterpreted in the highly diverse circumstances across the American continent, Fichte’s ideas are presented in a radically new light, uncovering the Fichtean spirit of self-activity and autonomous thought in an American context.