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

  • Paul Franks
Part of the Studies in German Idealism book series (SIGI, volume 13)


The Spinozism controversy remains one of the formative disputes of late modernity. It has decisively shaped both the development of post-Kantian philosophy in general and the development of Jewish philosophy in particular. Yet Mendelssohn and Jacobi, its principal protagonists, talk almost entirely past one another.


Common Sense Ontological Argument Natural Religion Rationalist Tradition Inferential Justification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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