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By Anthony J. La Vopa

ISBN-10: 0521791456

ISBN-13: 9780521791458

During this biographical learn of the German thinker Johann Gottlieb Fichte from his beginning in 1762 to the drawback in his collage occupation in 1799, Professor los angeles Vopa makes use of Fichte's existence and suggestion to deepen our realizing of German society, tradition, and politics within the age of the French Revolution. this is often the 1st biography to provide an explanation for completely how Fichte's philosophy pertains to his existence studies as reconstructed from the considerable fabric in his released and unpublished writings and papers. The technique is basically old, yet will be of curiosity to philosophers.

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It was in those countries (and only in those countries) where Euclid's work was known that the sophisticated mathematical techniques needed for modern science could develop. And tant. It is it is that, perhaps, that makes Euclid's contribution so very impor- not only the abstruse theories of Einstein, Heisenberg, Maxwell, and Katzenbaum that require a of Isaac Newton — which knowledge of modern mathematics. The theories are far simpler and less paradoxical — also require Euclid 31 the use of advanced mathematics.

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