From the Philosophy of the I to the Philosophy of Spirit: A Commentary on Schelling’s System of Transcendental Idealism

Milan Sobotka
The theoretical part of Schelling’s System of Transcendental Idealism concludes with the transcendental analysis of the thing in itself as an externalization of the self-intuiting activity of the I. By the self-limitation of the I in the categorical imperative and in general legislation is the philosophy of the I, essentially coined by Fichte, transcended by the philosophy of being. The keystone of the system is the philosophy of art, as parallel to the philosophy of nature: the consciousness of the artist is (unbeknowst to him) dominated by an impact of the absolute identity of nature and the human world.