Vol. 40 No. 1 (2020): Patterns of Contemporary Nihilism
Articles

Jacobi contra Fichte. La primera acusación de nihilismo

Jacinto Rivera de Rosales
UNED, Madrid

Published 2020-06-01

Keywords

  • Nihilism,
  • Jacobi,
  • Fichte,
  • idealism,
  • realism,
  • faith
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How to Cite

Rivera de Rosales, J. (2020). Jacobi contra Fichte. La primera acusación de nihilismo. Teoria. Rivista Di Filosofia, 40(1), 77–89. https://doi.org/10.4454/teoria.v40i1.89

Abstract

English title: Jacobi vs. Fichte. The first accusation of nihilism

The first accusation of nihilism took place in a letter that Jacobi wrote to Fichte in 1799, amid the dispute over his atheism. The article exposes the philosophical position from which Jacobi throws his objection: that of a realism based on belief or faith. But it also explains how Jacobi interprets the transcendental idealism of Kant and Fichte, confusing the transcendental with the empirical, which also makes him possible to describe it as nihilism.