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Schiller as Philosopher$
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Frederick Beiser

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199282821

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/019928282X.001.0001

Early Philosophy

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(p.13) 1 Early Philosophy
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Schiller as Philosopher
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Frederick Beiser (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019928282X.003.0002

This chapter introduces Schiller’s historical context and philosophical development. While emphasizing the importance of Schiller’s early writings, it also argues that Schiller’s discovery of Kant in the 1780s marks a break with much of his earlier thinking. Metaphysical interpretations of Schiller’s thought have failed to recognize the purport of his conversion to Kant.

Keywords:   Kant, Ferguson, theosophy, skepticism, metaphysics, virtue, enlightenment, dualism, anthropology

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