The article analyses two first Schelling's works devoted to philosophy of identity: "Darstellung
meines Systems der Philosophie" from 1801 and dialogue "Bruno oder über das göttliche und
natürliche Prinzip der Dinge" from 1820. In the first one the absolute mind is presented as absolute
qualitative identity of object and subject, as absolutely simple and not diverse substance. The form
of being of absolute identity is cognition, which realises as infinite constitution of object.
Particular things as potencies are quantitative difference between that which is subjective and that
which is objective. According to dialogue Bruno, idea as true and eternal reality is unity of what is
real and ideal, finite and unfinite. On the other hand, finite things contain their opposite (lack of
unity) of their components.