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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

(1742—1799) natural scientist and author

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Aufklärung

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The German term for the Enlightenment.

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Cartesian ego

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The self conceived as Descartes presents it in the first two Meditations: aware only of its own thoughts, and capable of disembodied existence, neither situated in a space nor surrounded by...

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Göttingisches Magazin für Wissenschaft und Literatur

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Periodical founded in 1780 by G. C. Lichtenberg and G. Forster. It continued until 1785.

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Gottlieb Wilhelm Rabener

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(Wachau nr. Leipzig, 1714–71, Dresden),

was educated at St Afra's, Meißen (see Fürstenschulen), and at Leipzig University. Gärtner, Gellert, Cramer, and Giseke were among his...

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Helmut Heissenbüttel

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(Rüstringen nr. Wilhelmshaven, 1926–96, Glückstadt),

served in the war, was severely wounded in 1941 when he lost one arm in the Russian campaign, and from 1942 to 1945 studied...

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paralogism

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Generally, any fallacy or error in reasoning. In Kant, the four paralogisms of pure reason attempt to show (i) that the soul is a substance; (ii) that it is not an aggregate, but simple; (i...

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