Der Streit Der Facultäten in drey Abschnitten.

KANT Immanuel (1798.)

£750.00  [First Edition]

First edition. 8vo (216 x 145mm). xxx, 205, [1] pp. Some occasional minor browning, otherwise a clean and crisp, wide margin copy. Contemporary paste paper covered boards, spine paneled with gilt rules and lettered in gilt on red morocco label, fore and bottom edges untrimmed (extremities rubbed and bumped, spine chipped). Königsberg, Friedrich Nicolvius.

A handsome, wide margin copy of one of Kant’s most important political writings, comprised of three essays published shortly after the death of King Frederick Wilhelm II, with whom he had clashed in 1793 in connection with the so-called Religious Edict of 1788, resulting in his promise not to lecture or write on theological matters.

Under the premise of a treatise on the quarrels between the varying faculties of universities - in reality restricted to just the first chapter - Kant used the work to assert anew the right to academic freedom and theological disquisition, presenting to the public the correspondence that had passed between himself and the King. It also includes some of Kant’s most focused deliberations on the subjects of jurisprudence and justice, as well as touching on the natures of anarchy and revolution.

The final part contains Kant's tract Von der Macht des Gemüts ... (On the Power of the mind to be Master of One's Morbid Feelings Through simple Decision) in which he gives rules for overcoming sleeplessness, hypochondriasis, and various physical ailments with periods of full laxation. 

Provenance: bookplate of Josef Kiefhaber to front pastedown.

Warda 193; Adickes 97. 

Stock Code: 232817

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