Week 10 – Jacobi's Challenge: Faith or Nihilism (Guest: Jim Kreines)

This week we discuss the reception of issues surrounding the PSR and reason in the reception of Kant’s philosophy in Germany. Jim Kreines will join us to discuss some work of his in progress.


  • Jacobi: Letters on Spinoza (1st ed) pp. 179–204, 216–228, 232–6, (2nd ed) pp. 370-8
  • Mendelssohn: Morning Hours, ch. 10, excerpt
  • Kreines: “A Theory of German Idealism: Where Philosophy Turns the PSR Upside Down” (see discord)
    • We’ll focus our discussion primarily on §1 of the paper