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By Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Gregory Moore

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This is often the 1st translation of Fichte's addresses to the German kingdom for nearly a hundred years. The sequence of 14 speeches, added while Berlin was once lower than French profession after Prussia's disastrous defeat on the conflict of Jena in 1806, is greatly considered as a founding record of German nationalism, celebrated and reviled in equivalent degree. Fichte's account of the individuality of the German humans and his trust within the local superiority of its tradition helped to form German nationwide id during the 19th century and past. With an intensive creation that places Fichte's argument in its highbrow and historic context, this version brings an incredible and seminal paintings to a contemporary readership. all the traditional sequence beneficial properties are supplied, together with notes for additional analyzing, chronology, and short biographies of key individuals.

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I know that pain; I have felt it as much as the next man; I respect it. That stupor which is satisfied when it finds meat and drink and suffers no physical pain, and for which honour, freedom, self-sufficiency are empty words, is incapable of feeling it: but even this pain is only there to spur us on to reflection, decision and action; failing in this ultimate aim, it robs us of reflection and all our other remaining powers, and thus completes our misery; while, moreover, as witness to our indolence and cowardice, it furnishes the visible proof that we deserve our misery.

It can be rigorously proved, and we shall do so at the proper time, that no man and no God and none of the events which reside in the realm of the possible can help us; but that we alone must help ourselves, if we are to be helped at all. Rather, I shall seek to lift you from the pain through clear insight into our situation, into our strength that still remains, into the means of our deliverance. Therefore I shall indeed expect a certain degree of reflection, a certain self-activity, and a little sacrifice, and therefore count on listeners of whom this much can be expected.

Berlin, April 1808 Fichte 3 Foreword From a Treatise on Machiavelli as writer, with extracts from his works I. From the conclusion of that treatise We can think of two species of men against whom we should like to safeguard ourselves if we could. First, those who assume, just because they are unable in their thoughts to get beyond what is printed in the latest newspaper, that no one else can either; that accordingly everything which is said or written has some relation to this newspaper and should serve as a commentary thereon.

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