Gefuhl), Schelling's attempt to maintain intellectual intuition
while abstracting from the explicit self-positing of the I may not be doomed to failure.
Is there no place for intellectual intuition
, then, in Maritain's way of thinking?
Schelling opened the System by rehearsing Fichte's arguments for the need for an ultimate principle of all human knowledge in the form of immediate self-consciousness or intellectual intuition
28) Relative to Cassirer's insight, Forster's entire exposition is a systematic effort to establish one version of this development as it runs beyond Kant through Fichte's "subjective" intellectual intuition
(in the Wissenschaftslehre), (29) Schelling's "objective" intellectual intuition
(in the Naturphilosophie), (30) Goethe's methodological adaptation of Spinozist scientia intuitiva (in the Theory of Color and the Metamorphosis of Plants), (31) and Hegel's "transcendental intuition.
I could at the same time connect a determination of my existence through intellectual intuition
, the consciousness of a relation to something outside me would not be required.
It is difficult to interpret Wirth's characterization of intellectual intuition
as "an epiphany that alters fundamentally the experience of things .
But what is absent in this grasping is a definite consciousness of that identity (8)--a curious idea that sheds light on the strange capacity of the intellectual intuition
to grasp the absolute apart from any act of reflexive consciousness.
Among the merits of Hanewald's book is that it shows that the role played by the intellectual intuition
in the Wissenschaftslehre nova methodo marks a significant development from the first Wissenschaftslehre and at the same time a significant distance from Kant's theoretical philosophy.
We have seen that Fichte's concept of intellectual intuition
is not to be confused with Kant's notion of the intellectus archetypus--a mode of cognition consistently denied by Fichte as well--but is rather "what is highest in a finite being.
The appendices cover antirealism and the fracture between man and reality, some Thomistic texts on being, Rahner's views on intellectual intuition
, "anticipation" and judgment, intellectual intuition
, and recollections on the experience of the self as a natural, mystical event.
Zoller also rightly stresses the revolutionary character of Fichte's conception of intellectual intuition
in WLnm and the relation of intellectual intuition
to the idea of a Tathandlung.
The principal difference between Hegel and Schelling is thus that Hegel understands thought to be a form of intellectual intuition
, whereas Schelling understands thought to be primarily discursive.