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The philosophy of the enlightenment

Author: Ernst Cassirer
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [1951] ©1951
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The present book aims to be both more and less than a monograph on the philosophy of the Enlightenment. It is much less, for the primary task of such monograph would be to offer the reader a wealth of detail and to trace the genesis and development of all the special problems of this philosophy.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst Cassirer
ISBN: 0691019630 9780691019635
OCLC Number: 566089
Description: xiii, 366 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The mind of the Enlightenment --
Nature and natural science --
Psychology and epistemology --
Religion --
The conquest of the historical world --
Law, state, and society --
Fundamental problems of aesthetics.
Other Titles: Philosophie der Aufklärung.
Responsibility: by Ernst Cassirer ; translated by Fritz C.A. Koelln and James P. Pettegrove.

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The present book aims to be both more and less than a monograph on the philosophy of the Enlightenment. It is much less, for the primary task of such monograph would be to offer the reader a wealth of detail and to trace the genesis and development of all the special problems of this philosophy.

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