Kants Antwort auf Hegel durch Schelling – oder: Die reflektierende Urteilskraft der Vernunft

  • Wolfdietrich Schmied-Kowarzik
  • Hegel-Jahrbuch, January 2016, De Gruyter
  • DOI: 10.1515/hgjb-2016-0151

Kant's answer about Hegel by Schelling

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Already in the pre-critical works Kant underlined the fact that there can’t be an ontological proof for God’s existence, as the mere claim of His existence doesn’t represent a predication. Hegel contradicts Kant and builds up his whole system with its dialectic movement to a universal and unique proof of God’s existence. Therefore the realization of the whole existence can finally be understood as self knowledge of the absolute God. Schelling however defending Kant proves that Hegel is here victim of a fallacy because he passes off the predication of the existence as the existence itself. Thinking does not cause existence yet active thinking itself lies ahead of all its certain predications.

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