Four early essays by the great German philosopher, whose works has been neglected by the English-speaking world which stems not only from the ascendancy of Hegel, whose mature works portray Schelling as a mere footnote in the development of idealism, but also from his Naturphilosophie, which scientists have ridiculed for its "silly" analogizing and lack of empirical orientation. In recent years, Schelling's work has been revisited by scholars putting him based on his philosophy at the midpoint in the development of German Idealism, situating him between Fichte, his mentor prior to 1800, and Hegel, his former university roommate and erstwhile friend. In recent years, his reputation as an important philosopher has risen with scholars. His influence and relation to the German art scene, particularly to Romantic literature and visual art, has been a scientific interest since late 1960s, from Philipp Otto Runge to Gerhard Richter and Joseph Beuys. In relation to psychology, Schelling was considered to have coined the term "unconsciousness". An excellent read.