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Gedanken von der wahren Schätzung der lebendigen Kräfte und Beurtheilung der Beweise derer sich Herr von Leibnitz und andere Mechaniker in dieser Streitsache bedienet haben, nebst einigen vorhergehenden Betrachtungen welche die Kraft der Körper überhaupt betreffen, durch Immanuel Kant.
Königsberg: Martin Eberhard Dorn, 1746 [recte 1749] - Octavo (195 x 117 mm). Contemporary sprinkled sheep and speckled boards, spine decorated with gilt rules and floral device in compartments, morocco label, all edges sprinkled. Lower edge and corners very lightly rubbed; an excellent copy. With 2 folding plates at the end. Very rare first edition of Kant's first book. "In his early years Kant pondered the nature of space and time first from the point of view of Leibniz and then of Newton, but eventually he found both positions unsatisfactory. In his Thoughts on the true estimation of Living Forces [the present work] he took Leibniz's view and tried to explain the nature of space by means of the forces of unextended substances (monads) that cause such substances to interact. He attempted to account for the threefold dimensionality of space by appealing to the laws that govern such interactions; but he was not very successful, as he himself admitted" (DSB). Adickes 17; Warda 1. [Attributes: First Edition]
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