Immanuel Kant • “God, immortality, and other such metaphysical matters were not empirical. Metaphysics, therefore, was beyond the powers of human reason.”
Kant’s Critique of Reason • “We can only know a world that has passed through the grid work of space and time and the other categories of the understanding.”
Schelling’s Problem • As Kant had to face skepticism, so Shelling faced the problem of the split between mind and body, spirit and nature.
Alpha and Omega • Schelling; “I posit God as both the first and the last, as the unevolved and as the fully evolved.”
J.G. Fichte • Fichte: “Being is one endlessly self-developing life which always advances toward a higher self-realization in a never ending stream of time.”
Nature and Mind • “Thus, says Schelling, where nature was objective Spirit, mind is subjective Spirit.”
Freedom • Freedom is not a given, but it is an inherent potential.
Problems with Development • With each stage of development comes further complexity, which has thus more possibilities for both advancement and problems.