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Celebrated this present day for his groundbreaking paintings in common sense and the rules of arithmetic, Bernard Bolzano (1781-1848) used to be most sensible recognized in his personal time as a pace-setter of the reform flow in his native land (Bohemia, then a part of the Austrian Empire). As professor of spiritual technological know-how on the Charles collage in Prague from 1805 to 1819, Bolzano used to be a hugely seen public highbrow, a brave and made up our minds critic of abuses in Church and kingdom. dependent largely on a gently argued utilitarian functional philosophy, he built a non-violent application for the reform of the authoritarian associations of the Empire, which he himself set in movement via his instructing and different actions. hardly ever has a thinker had the sort of nice impression at the political tradition of his fatherland. This quantity includes a tremendous choice of Bolzano's writings on ethics and politics, translated into English for the 1st time. It incorporates a entire translation of the treatise 'On the simplest State', his crucial writings on ethics, an essay at the modern state of affairs in eire, and a range of his Exhortations, facing such themes as enlightenment, civil disobedience, the prestige of ladies, anti-Semitism and Czech-German family members in Bohemia. will probably be of specific curiosity to scholars of imperative eu philosophy and background, and extra typically to philosophers and historians of principles.

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