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Philosophical writings

Author: Moses Mendelssohn; Daniel O Dahlstrom
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Named Person: Moses Mendelssohn; Moses Mendelssohn
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Moses Mendelssohn; Daniel O Dahlstrom
ISBN: 0521573831 9780521573832 0521574773 9780521574778
OCLC Number: 36776458
Language Note: English.
Description: xxxix, 321 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Philosophical writings. On sentiments. Dialogues. 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.
Other Titles: Philosophische Schriften.
Responsibility: Moses Mendelssohn ; translated and edited by Daniel O. Dahlstrom.
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