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Friedrich Christoph Oetinger: Inquisitio in sensum communem et rationem

1964
412 p.
Cloth-bound
German
ISBN 978-3-7728-0233-1
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Tübingen 1753. Reprint.

With an introduction by Hans-Georg Gadamer.

The ›Inquisitio‹ is an in-depth objection to the zeitgeist of the 18th century. Oetinger (1702-1782) countered the pathos of certainty and the methodical thinking of rationalism with the view that it was not the application of rules which creates a reliable insight into the nature of a thing, into the true conditions of a thing but rather the sensus communis, the intuitive ability of the soul.

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