Philosophical Writings

Philosophical Writings

eBook - 1997
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Cambridge Univ Pr
Mendelssohn's Philosophical Writings, helped propel its author to the forefront of the Berlin Enlightenment.
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). They include a nuanced defense of Leibniz's theodicy and conception of freedom, and examination of the ethics of suicide, an account of the "mixed sentiments" so central to the tragic genre, an hypothesis about weakness of will, an elaboration of the main principles and types of art, and a brief tract on probability theory, aimed at rebutting Hume's skepticism.

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997
ISBN: 9781139164078
1139164074
9780511004452
0511004451
9780521574778
9780521573832
0521573831
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxix, 321 pages)
Additional Contributors: Dahlstrom, Daniel O.

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