Fichte and Skepticism. The paper aims to characterize the ambivalent, dialectical role of skepticism within Fichte’s work. Although skepticism is not recognized as a consistent philosophical position, it has an indispensable propaedeutic function. It remains completely alien to the true knowledge, its potential of liberation is based on a purely formal use of freedom, and it may be held responsible for the nihilism of the age, but it is nevertheless an important school of doubting, and in the fight against ontologizing dogmatism the best ally of the Wissenschaftslehre.
Keywords: Skepticism, transcendental philosophy, dogmatism, ontology, critique of representation