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PHIL 367 - Lecture (Jan. 30th)

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McGill University
PHIL 367
Susan Judith Hoffmann

thJanuary 30Incomplete SystemThe I asserts its freedom action and the I is determined and limited by the objective world external reality yet it acts upon that world it also determines that world and changes it This is how the I satisfies its desire and natural impulse to manifest and assert its freedomBut the I in its endless striving would only be completely and wholly satisfied in practise in completely overcoming changing appropriating objectivity as a whole Therefore the I would only achieve satisfaction by becoming the Absolute I Philosophical problem for the I to be Absolute there would be no consciousness for there would be nothing left for the I to be conscious of There would be nothing left of the Egos absoluteness In an absolute state there would no longer be content nor objectivity The individual finite Is desire to wholly appropriate objectivity is in some sense the annihilation of reason Fichte may recognize this as a problem but would note that the Finite I is incapable of doing this Such a state would be beyond all determination so
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