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Philosophical Writings [Download] ✤ Philosophical Writings By Moses Mendelssohn – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Mendelssohn s Philosophical Writings, published in , 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 d Mendelssohn s Philosophical Writings, published in , 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 defence 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 scepticism.


About the Author: Moses Mendelssohn

Moses Mendelssohn was a German Jewish philosopher to whose ideas the Haskalah the Jewish enlightenment of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is indebted Although himself a practicing orthodox Jew, he has been referred to as the father of Reform JudaismBorn to a poor Jewish family in Dessau and originally destined for a rabbinical career, Mendelssohn educated himself in German thought and literature and from his writings on philosophy and religion came to be regarded as a leading cultural figure of his time by both Germans and Jews He also established himself as an important figure in the Berlin textile industry, which was the foundation of his family s wealthMoses Mendelssohn s descendants include the composers Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn and the founders of the Mendelssohn Co banking house.



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