1. “It has come to our attention that … Professor Fichte … did not shrink from acknowledging that [he has] expressed principles that are incompatible with the Christian religion, and indeed even with natural religion, and that are openly intended to disseminate atheism.” (Saxon Letter of Requisition to the Weimar Court). Were Fichte’s critics right to allege that his philosophical views were tantamount to atheism?
2. “In short, consciousness simply cannot be accounted for in this way.” (Fichte, Attempt at New Presentation of the Wissenschaftslehre). Does Fichte’s account of self-positing subjectivity teach us anything important about self-consciousness?
3. Critically assess Adrian Moore’s recent criticisms of Fichtean metaphysics, as presented in Chapter 6 of The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics: Making Sense of Things (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011).