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Realism and unphilosophie in F. H. Jacobi

Grant number: 17/03803-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2017
Effective date (End): August 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - History of Philosophy
Principal Investigator:Oliver Tolle
Grantee:Juliana Ferraci Martone
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):18/09917-8 - F.H. Jacobi and Fichte: liberty as means to liberty?, BE.EP.DD


The thesis aims at investigating F. H. Jacobi's so-called Unphilosophie, vivid philosophy, Philosophie des Nichtwissens, or realism; synonyms of a philosophy of action, inseparable from life itself, which stars at the firm conviction (belief) that the external things, you and I ("without you, no me") exist. Life's content is nothing but history, understood as the way men act and feel in a certain period of time: human action in the real world. In order to understand such Unphilosophie, one must glance at the whole jacobian universe, in which the representation (Darstellung) of history concerns theory (epistemology) and literature (ethics, moral), two slightly different perspectives, which nonetheless combined form philosophy as a whole, that is as "mind and heart". It is further remarkable how Jacobi's philosophical project influenced the German Enlightenment, and had its repercussion amongst many contrasting thinkers, such as Fichte, F. Schlegel and the romantics, Schelling, W. von Humboldt, Herder, Goethe and particularly Jean Paul Richter. Jean Paul takes part in the anti-enlightenment and anti-idealistic movement as well and, like Jacobi ("the guardian of his belief"), considers literature a "practical proof of philosophy", a kind of concrete salto mortale. (AU)

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MARTONE, Juliana Ferraci. Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi: the natural history of speculative reason. 2020. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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