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Fichte, Johann Gottlieb

(1762–1814). B. Rammenau, Upper Lusatia, E cen. Ger.; philos., and metaphysician; prof. Jena, Erlangen, Königsberg, and Berlin; ardent patriot (Reden an die deutsche Nation): in earlier writings he stressed the pure ego in individuality; later held that individuality is of slight importance and is to be sacrificed in active striving for the highest good; the individual can become conscious of union with God through love in this life; rejected deity of Christ, atonement. See also Philosophy.

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