Linking ontology to epistemology via the exposal of evil in human freedom in f.w.j. Schelling’s philosophy /

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2014
Özbey, Ekrem Övünç
In this thesis, I have attended to the notion of evil in Schelling’s philosophy. To substantiate the view that the notion of evil should be comprehended on a different scale from the comprehensions of the notions of truth and goodness, I have investigated the epistemological structure in the philosophies of Immanuel Kant, Johann Gottlied Fichte and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling. I have, thus, given an account of German Transcendental Philosophy as a whole and, then, proceeded to elaborate on Schelling’s indulgence in Neoplatonic and Spinozistic accounts of ontology. Thereupon, I have encountered a synthesis through an aesthetic unity between critical philosophy and traditional ontology in Schelling’s philosophy. I made use of Schelling’s investigations into human freedom, through which I emphasized that Schelling’s philosophy turns itself into a herald of existentialism by distancing itself from the sheer domination of idealism. In regard, my thesis has been a research on the possibility of such a method by way of interconnecting Schelling’s studies with the relevant attempts.
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E. Ö. Özbey, “Linking ontology to epistemology via the exposal of evil in human freedom in f.w.j. Schelling’s philosophy /,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.