Es ist so, weil ich es so mache.« Fichtes Methode der Konstruktion

In: Fichtes Bildtheorie im Kontext, Teil II
Author: Jelscha Schmid

Purchase instant access (PDF download and unlimited online access):



In this paper I develop an account of Fichte’s conception of philosophical construction. Following the latter’s definition of philosophy as the ‘science of science’, philosophy is to be understood as a normative theory of what should qualify as science. In order to ground scientific knowledge-production as such, philosophy itself has to acquire a scientific method, through the application of which the constitution of scientific knowledge is secured. In systematic continuity to Kant’s account of geometrical construction, Fichte develops a philosophical method that exploits the special epistemic conditions of performativity. Construction is then defined as an experimental, self-reflexive performance that exemplifies consciousness. Throughout its acts of exemplification this reflexive kind of self-observation yields a particular type of experience, which ultimately satisfies the Science of Knowledge’s demand for certainty, that is intellectual intuition.

Fichtes Bildtheorie im Kontext, Teil II

Systematische Funktionen des Bildbegriffs



All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 125 48 5
Full Text Views 8 1 0
PDF Views & Downloads 7 2 0