F. W. J. Schelling (3940 words)

Joseph P. Lawrence (College of the Holy Cross)
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Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling was one of the most important post-Kantian German philosophers, a friend and collaborator with Hegel (later his critic), and a friend and influence upon Goethe, Fichte, Schiller and the Schlegels. His philosophy embraced being (nature), knowledge, history and religion, continued to be influential through the twentieth century, and indeed remains so to this day.

Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling was born on 27 January 1775 in Leonberg (Württemberg). His father was a Lutheran minister who in 1777 became a professor of Oriental languages at the theological seminary in Bebenhausen, near Tübingen. Schelling was highly gifted and had mastered Latin and Greek by the age of eight, and was …

Citation: Lawrence, Joseph P.. "F. W. J. Schelling". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 July 2004 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=3954, accessed 26 September 2022.]

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