Item #53275 Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht abgefasst. Immanuel Kant.

Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht abgefasst.

Frankfurt und Leipzig: 1799.

Price: $300.00


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Early Raubdruck (Pirate Edition), following the first (Königsberg, 1798 ). viii, 356, [4] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Later quarter green cloth and boards. Some slight toning of text block, else very good. Borst 814; Warda 195; Adickes 98; Hirschberg 255; Ziegenfuß I, 613 f.; Garrison/Morton 4969 (for first ed.); Waller 19812; Wellcome III, 378 (this ed.).

Item #53275

In this, the last work published during his lifetime, Kant laid the groundwork for anthropology as a branch of philosophy and as a modern scientific discipline.
Also of interest for his efforts in classifying mental illness: "the sole general characteristic of madness is the loss of the public spirit (sensus cummunis) and the corresponding private spirit (sensus priuatis), e.g., he sees in broad daylight a burning light upon his table, that no one else sees, or hears a voice that no other hears."