The Vocation of the Scholar

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Johann Gottlieb Fichte (German: [ˈjoːhan ˈɡɔtliːp ˈfɪçtə]; May 19, 1762 – January 27, 1814) was a German philosopher. He was one of the founding figures of the philosophical movement known as German idealism, which developed from the theoretical and ethical writings of Immanuel Kant. Fichte is often perceived as a figure whose philosophy forms a bridge between the ideas of Kant and those of the German Idealist Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Recently, philosophers and scholars have begun to appreciate Fichte as an important philosopher in his own right due to his original insights into the nature of self-consciousness or self-awareness. Like Descartes and Kant before him, he was motivated by the problem of subjectivity and consciousness. Fichte also wrote works of political philosophy and is considered one of the fathers of German nationalism. This book consists of an author's preface and five lectures delivered by Fichte at Jena University, Holy Roman Empire, in 1794. - Summary by Wikipedia and Soupy (2 hr 40 min)


Introduction, by William Smith 12:39 Read by Craig Campbell
Preface 5:26 Read by Craig Campbell
Lecture I. The Absolute Vocation of Man 18:41 Read by John Van Stan
Lecture II. The Vocation of Man in Society 28:46 Read by Craig Campbell
Lecture III. The Distinction of Classes in Society 34:49 Read by Lucretia B.
Lecture IV. The Vocation of the Scholar 31:03 Read by Craig Campbell
Lecture V. Examination of Rousseau's Doctrine Concerning the Influence of Art a… 28:58 Read by Craig Campbell


powerful and enlightened message!

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A powerful and clear message from a widely acknowledged great and influential thinker. This goes directly to how to live a good, noble, and honorable life, addressing the moral questions that arise for all men. The title of addressing the scholar could be seen as addressing those that would read and think about such questions. Well read and very accessible once one gets used to his way of writing.