1946, Immanuel Kant, Über den Gemeinspruch in 1793, H. G. Gadamer


Über den Gemeinspruch was published in September 1793 in the Berlinische Monatsschrift edited by Johann Erich Biester. In it, Kant responds to Christian Garve’s criticism of his ethics. Garve had accused Kant of his ethics being too abstract and unsuitable for practical application, as it sets out unconditional duties that take no account of sentiment. Kant expanded his response in a second and third part with remarks on political philosophy in relation to constitutional law, entitled Against Hobbes and in relation to international law, subtitled Against Moses Mendelssohn.



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Immanuel Kant

Über den Gemeinspruch – About the common saying

Das Mag in der Theorie richtig sein, taugt aber nicht für die Praxis

Herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. H. G. Gadamer


Published by Vittorio Klostermann, Frankfurt am Main in 1946

69 + 3 Pages

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