Introduction Gabriel Gottlieb; 1. Fichte's Foundations of Natural Right and its relation to Kant Angelica Nuzzo; 2. Fichte's separation of right from morality Frederick Neuhouser; 3. Fichte's independence thesis James A. Clarke; 4. Deduction of the summons and the existence of other rational beings Allen W. Wood; 5. Fichte's Kabbalistic realism: summons as zimzum Paul Franks; 6. Fichte's developmental view of self-consciousness Gabriel Gottlieb; 7. The body as site of action and intersubjectivity in Fichte's Foundations of Natural Right John Russon; 8. Fichte's transcendental deduction of private property Wayne Martin; 9. Fichte on personal freedom and the freedom of others David James; 10. Freedom, coercion, and the relation of right Michael Nance; 11. Fichte's organic unification: recognition and the self-overcoming of social contract theory Dean Moyar; 12. Fichte and human rights Jean-Christophe Merle.
Gabriel Gottlieb is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Xavier University. He is the author of a number of articles on Fichte in publications including The Nineteenth Century Philosophy Reader (2015).
'In my judgment, this is the best volume of essays on Fichte (and certainly on Fichte's political philosophy) to have appeared in any language.' Jeffery Kinlaw, McMurry University, Texas