Moses Mendelssohn's Metaphysics and Aesthetics

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ISBN: 978-94-007-2450-1 (Print) 978-94-007-2451-8 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x

  2. THEORY OF LANGUAGE AND WRITING

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-20

      Verbal Disputes in Mendelssohn’s Morgenstunden

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      Pages 21-37

      Writing, Dialogue, and Marginal Form: Mendelssohn’s Style of Intervention

  3. MATHEMATICS AND PHILOSOPHY

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 39-39

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      Pages 41-63

      Mendelssohn, Wolff, and Bernoulli on Probability

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      Pages 65-81

      Mendelssohn on Lambert’s Neues Organon

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      Pages 83-104

      Mendelssohn’s Euclidean Treatise on Equal Temperament

  4. METAPHYSICS IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 105-105

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      Pages 107-130

      Moses Mendelssohn on Spinoza

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      Pages 131-157

      Mendelssohn’s Concept of the Human Soul in Comparison with Those of Georg Friedrich Meier and Kant

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      Pages 159-182

      Turning the Game Against the Idealist: Mendelssohn’s Refutation of Idealism in the Morgenstunden and Kant’s Replies

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      Pages 183-202

      “What Is the Bond?” The Discussion of Mendelssohn and Kant 1785–1787

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      Pages 203-215

      Divided by Common Sense: Mendelssohn and Jacobi on Reason and Inferential Justification

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      Pages 217-234

      The Year 1786 and Die Bestimmung des Menschen, or Popularphilosophie in Crisis

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      Pages 235-244

      Mendelssohn Versus Herder on the Vocation of Man

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      Pages 245-255

      Free Will and Moral Necessity in Mendelssohn

  5. AESTHETICS IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 257-257

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      Pages 259-278

      Mendelssohn’s Theory of Mixed Sentiments

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      Pages 279-297

      The Eighteenth-Century Rehabilitation of Sensitive Knowledge and the Birth of Aesthetics: Wolff, Baumgarten and Mendelssohn

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      Pages 299-327

      Mendelssohn’s Spinozistic Alternative to Baumgarten’s Pietist Project of Aesthetics

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      Pages 329-350

      Mendelssohn’s Response to Burke on the Sublime

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      Pages 351-372

      Moses Mendelssohn: Iconoclast

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 373-379