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Gedanken von der wahren Schätzung der lebendigen Kräfte Gedanken von der wahren Schätzung der lebendigen Kräfte
Gedanken von der wahren Schätzung der lebendigen Kräfte
KANT, Immanuel.

Gedanken von der wahren Schätzung der lebendigen Kräfte...

und Beurtheilung der Beweise derer sich Herr von Leibnitz und andere Mechaniker in dieser Streitsache bedienet haben, nebst einigen vorhergehenden Betrachtungen welche die Kraft der Körper überhaupt betreffen, durch Immanuel Kant.

Availability: In stock

Published: Königsberg Martin Eberhard Dorn, 1746 [recte 1749]

Stock Code: 115611

£22,500
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

Very rare first edition of Kant's first book. "In his early years Kant pondered the nature of space and time first from the point of view of Leibniz and then of Newton, but eventually he found both positions unsatisfactory. In his Thoughts on the true estimation of Living Forces the present work he took Leibniz's view and tried to explain the nature of space by means of the forces of unextended substances (monads) that cause such substances to interact. He attempted to account for the threefold dimensionality of space by appealing to the laws that govern such interactions; but he was not very successful, as he himself admitted" (DSB).

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Description

Octavo (195 x 117 mm). Contemporary sprinkled sheep and speckled boards, spine decorated with gilt rules and floral device in compartments, morocco label, all edges sprinkled.

Illustrations

With 2 folding plates at the end.

Condition

Lower edge and corners very lightly rubbed; an excellent copy.

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