The Idealism of Fichte s Early Science of Knowledge

Lukáš Kollert

The paper presents the early Wissenschaftslehre as the “strongest idealism” (Jacobi) in the sense of a consistent critical transcendental idealism. The main parts of the text examine the method of the Wissenschaftslehre and the ontological status of acts described in it, as well as the status of the world to which the real consciousness is related. In this context, the thing-in-itself is presented as an integral part of the Wissenschaftslehre and an “inconceivable” concept, marking the necessary cognitive boundaries of the finite mind.