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Moses Mendelssohn : Philosophical Writings

Author: Moses Mendelssohn; Daniel O Dahlstrom
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy
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Mendelssohn's Philosophical Writings, published in 1761, bring the metaphysical tradition to bear on the topic of 'sentiments' (defined as knowledge or awareness by way of the senses). Mendelssohn offers a nuanced defence of Leibniz's theodicy and conception of freedom, an examination of the ethics of suicide, an account of the 'mixed sentiments' so central to the tragic genre, a hypothesis about weakness of will,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Moses Mendelssohn; Daniel O Dahlstrom
ISBN: 9781139164078 1139164074 9780521573832 0521573831
OCLC Number: 896183267
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 01 Aug 2014).
Description: 1 online resource (364 pages).
Contents: Part I: On sentiments; Dialogues; Part II: Rhapsody or additions to the letters on sentiments; On the main principles of the fine arts and sciences; On the sublime and naive in the fine sciences; On probability; On evidence in metaphysical sciences; On the ability to know, the ability to feel, and the ability to desire; On the question: what does 'to enlighten' mean?
Series Title: Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy
Responsibility: Moses Mendelssohn, Edited by Daniel O. Dahlstrom.

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Mendelssohn's Philosophical Writings, helped propel its author to the forefront of the Berlin Enlightenment.  Read more...

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