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date: 30 March 2020

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The chapter presents some of the ideas from Schelling’s various philosophical stages in light of their potential contribution to the contemporary resurgence of themes from German Idealism. The chapter focuses on the very idea of a Naturphilosophie, the entanglement of ontology and philosophy of action in the Freedom Essay and the basic ideas of his late philosophy of mythology and revelation. In this context, and also argues for an “only one Schelling” view according to which his development can be seen as a rational elaboration of themes that have always occupied his thinking. The chapter disagrees with the picture of the Protean Schelling who radically or even randomly changes his mind on virtually any topic he has dealt with.

Keywords: Schelling, ontology, Naturphilosophie, Freedom Essay, negative philosophy, positive philosophy

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