Ueber eine Entdeckung nach der alle neue Critik der reinen Vernunft durch eine ältere entbehrlich gemacht werden soll.Königsberg : 1790 Stock Code: 138460
NotesFirst edition of this relatively little-known work, published in the same year as the Kritik der Urtheilskraft. The German philosopher Johann Augustus Eberhard (1739-1809), a leading Wolffian, joined with other critics of Kant to found the Philosophisches Magazin, the main goal of which was to challenge Kant's philosophy. The Magazin published many articles attacking Kant's ideas, leading to a long debate between Kant, Eberhard and their respective allies. The present work was Kant's rebuttal of Eberhard and his defence of his own philosophy. Ultimately, Kant and his followers won the dispute, with his ideas retaining their ascendancy in German philosophy, which they would hold for decades.
Octavo (215 x 142 mm). Uncut, bound in recent red half morocco, spine lettered in gilt, marbled sides.
Complete with terminal blank. Binding in fine condition, contents clean, a few closed tears expertly repaired, and one or two leaves with minor peripheral chips. A very good copy, uncut and with generous margins.
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