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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: August 2020

Introduction

Summary

Four years after the publication of the Critique of Pure Reason, Moses Mendelssohn noted in his Morning Hours: Lectures on God’s Existence that his weak nerves had prevented him from reading the recent works in metaphysics by Lambert, Tetens, Plattner, “and even the all-crushing Kant,” works that he admitted to knowing through “inadequate reports of friends and reviews” only.