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INDEX

Alexander the Great, a model for German idealists, 80, 81

Aristotle, 120, 124

Belief in God, disproved pragmatically, 134

Bull-psychology, 148, 153

Burckhardt, 47

Byron, 48, 49

Caesar Borgia, a superman, 138

Calvinism, in Kant, 57; in Fichte, 25, 77; in Hegel, 111

Categorical imperative, its origin, 56; its prerogatives, 62; its dangers, 63

Chancellor, the German, his chivalrous after-thought about Belgium, 50

Christianity, foreign to Germany, 11; undermined by German philosophy, 104, 105; patronised by Goethe, 46; abandoned by romantic individualists, 107; denounced by Nietzsche, 130-132; has one element in common with egotism, 106

Classicism, romantic in Goethe, 46; missed by Nietzsche, 139-142; when truly vital, 48

Conquest, a sublime duty, 80, 81

Contraries, alleged to be inseparable, 89, 90

Criticism, historical, has a transcendental basis, 29

Critique of Pure Reason, its agnosticism, 14; its sophistical foundation, 20

Dürer, 27

Egotism, defined, 6; distinguished from selfishness, 95-97, 100-102, 118; based on error, 167; implicit in the Kantian imperative and postulates, 62-64; implies integrity, force, self-complacency, 163-166; is odious in pedants, 142

Emerson, 24, 49; quoted, 119

England, judged by Fichte, 76

Evil, justified, 123, 132-134

Faith, German conception of it, 13, 27; corroborated only by itself, 31, 68

Faust, typical egotist, 13, 14; prefigures the evolution of Germany, 50, 51, 157; improves on Saint John, 52

Fichte, 65-83

Gemüth, why self-conscious, 160

German ethics, its faults, 103

German language, its merits, 75

German nation, its purity, 75; its mission, 78, 79; in what sense the chosen people, 73, 74; necessary to the continued existence of God, 68; and of history, 79; its fortunes, 158-160

German philosophy, not all philosophy in Germany, 11; primitive, 27; subjective, 12; in what senses idealistic, 15; in what sense not so, 16; ambiguous, 17, 18; a revela-