Moses Mendelssohn

[Revised entry by Daniel Dahlstrom on April 22, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Moses Mendelssohn (b. 1729, d. 1786) was a creative and eclectic thinker whose writings on metaphysics
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[Revised entry by Daniel Dahlstrom on April 22, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Moses Mendelssohn (b. 1729, d. 1786) was a creative and eclectic thinker whose writings on metaphysics and aesthetics, political theory and theology, together with his Jewish heritage, placed him at the focal point of the German Enlightenment for over three decades. While Mendelssohn found himself at home with a metaphysics derived from writings of Leibniz, Wolff, and Baumgarten, he was also one of his age's most accomplished literary critics. His highly regarded pieces on...

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