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Immediacy
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I. Philosophy – II. Philosophy of Religion

I. Philosophy

Ever since Aristotle, immediacy has been placed on a par with the highest concept of judgment (syllogism) and of evaluation (self-evidence), the principle of a first cause and that of a presuppositionless beginning. The theoretical enhancement of the subject's immediate self-awareness proposed by R. Descartes as the secure foundation of philosophical knowledge was further emphasized by early Idealism. For J.G. Fichte and F.W.J. Schell…

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Hühn, Lore and Korsch, Dietrich, “Immediacy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025242>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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