BRUNO FONTANA NISHIYAMA BERNARDES FERREIRA

Course
Master's degree
Research title
THE IDEA OF GOD IN THE SCHELLING'S "LESSONS"
Research abstract

The idea that we propose to investigate in this small project can be summarized in the following: God, in the “Munichian Lessons on the History of Modern Philosophy”, is neither any 'metaphysical topic' of Schellinguian speculation, nor just a 'god of philosophers', it is the central axis around which Schelling carries out both his critical deconstruction of Modernity and the positive creation of a new philosophy: the 'Spätphilosophie'. God is not just a metaphysical topic because he is the very foundation of the possibility of all Metaphysics: prior to it and presupposed in it, therefore. He is the pure 'Quod', the absolute Being, extra-conceptual and immemorial. But he’s not just another philosophical god here either, because Schelling was looking for the God of faith, not the god of reason; the revealed God, instead of the proved God; a living God, in place of a dead god. Our objective is to demonstrate that the real Schellinguian project of the “Lessons” was nothing but to use this 'positive' idea of ​​God to put Modern Philosophy, with its 'negativity', under judgment, proposing the famous division of all philosophical thought into 'positive' and the 'negative Philosophie'.

Graduate Advisor
Isabel Coelho Fragelli