Addresses to the German Nation

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The Addresses to the German Nation (German: Reden an die deutsche Nation, 1808) is a political literature book by German philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte that advocates German nationalism in reaction to the occupation and subjugation of German territories by Napoleon's French Empire.[1][2] Fichte evoked a sense of German distinctiveness in language, tradition, and literature that composed a common identity.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Jusdanis 2001, pp. 82-83.
  2. ^ James 2011, pp. 162.


  • James, David (2011). Fichte's Social and Political Philosophy: Property and Virtue. Cambridge, England, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 1-107-00155-2.
  • Jusdanis, Gregory (2001). The Necessary Nation. Princeton, New Jersey, USA: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-08902-7.

Further reading[edit]

The full text of Addresses to the German Nation at Wikisource

  • Gregory Moore (ed.), Fichte: Addresses to the German Nation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).