The outbreak of the war with the French republic induced Jacobi in 1793 to leave his home near Dusseldorf, and for nearly ten years he resided in Holstein.
As Jacobi starts with the doctrine that thought is partial and limited, applicable only to connect facts, but incapable of explaining their existence, it is evident that for him any demonstrative system of metaphysic which should attempt to subject all existence to the principle of logical ground must be repulsive.
Von Jacobi showed that for a given electromotive force in the battery the horse-power is greatest when the current is reduced to one-half of what it would be if the engine were at rest.
For Jacobi understanding, or the logical faculty, is purely formal or elaborative, and its results never transcend the given material supplied to it.
In this view of reason Fries approximates to Jacobi rather than to Kant.
Binet in France, Carl Gustav Jacobi in Germany, and James Joseph Sylvester and Arthur Cayley in England.
Kuhn, Jacobi and die Philosophie seiner Zeit (1834); F.
These are: - Jacobi Bernoulli Basiliensis Opera (Genevae, 1 744), 2 tom.
Von Jacobi (1801-1874).
He spent some time with Jacobi at Pempelfort and with Buchholz at Walbergen.