By Johann Gottlieb Fichte,Isaac Nakhimovsky,Bela Kapossy,Keith Tribe
In the wintry weather of 1807, whereas Berlin was once occupied through French troops, the thinker Johann Gottlieb Fichte provided fourteen public lectures that experience lengthy been studied as an important assertion of recent nationalism. but Fichte's Addresses to the German Nation have additionally been interpreted by way of many as a imaginative and prescient of a sophisticated substitute to nationalism.
This new version of the Addresses is designed to make Fichte's arguments extra obtainable to English-speaking readers. The transparent, readable, and trustworthy translation is followed via a chronology of the occasions surrounding Fichte's existence, feedback for extra examining, and an index. The groundbreaking introductory essay situates Fichte's idea of the kingdom nation within the historical past of contemporary political idea. It presents historians, political theorists, and different scholars of nationalism with a clean point of view for contemplating the interface among cosmopolitanism and republicanism, patriotism and nationalism.
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