Grundlage des Naturrechts nach Principien der Wissenschaftslehre.
FICHTE Johann Gottlieb (1796 & 1797.)
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First editions. Two volumes bound in one. 8vo. , 229, [1, errata], [2, blank]; , 269,  pp. Some light spotting to endpapers. Contemporary black paper covered boards, flat spine with decorative gilt rolls, lettered in gilt on red paper label, red edges (small chip to head of spine, extremities lightly rubbed, otherwise a very good copy indeed). Jena und Leipzig, Christian Ernst Gabler.
A work that strongly influenced Hegel's Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts. "Fichte’s philosophy of right (or of “natural law”), as expounded in his Foundation of Natural Right, is one of the most original and influential portions of the Jena Wissenschaftslehre. Written prior to Kant’s treatment of the same topic (in Part One of the Metaphysics of Morals), Fichte’s philosophy of right is notable, first of all, because of the way in which it distinguishes sharply between the realm of ethics and that of "right" and tries to develop a complete theory of the latter (a "theory of justice") without appealing to the categorical imperative or the moral law, and secondly, because of the inclusion within this theory of a thoroughly original "deduction" of the social character of human beings" (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).
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