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Three essays: Leonardo, Descartes, Max Weber.

Author: Karl Jaspers
Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World [1964]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Jaspers, Karl, 1883-1969.
Three essays: Leonardo, Descartes, Max Weber.
New York, Harcourt, Brace & World [1964]
(OCoLC)654408698
Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci; René Descartes; Max Weber; René Descartes; Leonardo, da Vinci; Max Weber
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Jaspers
OCLC Number: 371758
Notes: "A Helen and Kurt Wolff book."
Description: vii, 274 pages 21 cm
Contents: [1.] Leonardo as philosopher: The character of his thinking --
The content of his thinking (metaphysics) --
The life of the painter as a cognitive form of being --
Characterization of Leonardo --
[2.] Descartes and philosophy: The fundamental operation: How it was effected ; Critique of this certainty ; The encompassing --
The method: Method as a theme ; The application of the method --
The character of the Cartesian philosophy as a whole: Reason and authority ; The loss of being ; The new dogmatism ; Descartes's personality ; The historical influence of Descartes --
[3.] Max Weber as politician, scientist, philosopher: The politician: The struggle against the system ; Max Weber and the German collapse ; Sound political judgment in concrete situations ; Lack of political influence ; The lost opportunity ; The enduring import of Max Weber's political thinking ; Max Weber's general political approach --
The scientist: Examples of Weber's insights ; The universal historian ; The method (possibility, comparison, ideal type) ; The distinctions ; The science of sociology ; Nonknowledge in knowledge --
The philosopher: His implicit philosophical positions --
Max Weber as a man: Faith and truth ; Failure.
Responsibility: Translated by Ralph Manheim.

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