The Dream of Reason: A History of Philosophy from the Greeks

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Arthur Schopenhauer 's identification of this world-constituting process as an irrational will to live influenced later 19th- and early 20th-century thinking, such as the work of Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud. Gersonides’s navigational tables were used for centuries. Die scholastische species specialissima, als das, was einmal das Individuum war, verwandelt sich dadurch in „allerspezifischste Differenz“, nämlich in äußerste Unterschiedenheit des einen vom anderen.

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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (November 17, 2002)

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