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Freudenthal, Gideon

Overview
Works: 34 works in 134 publications in 3 languages and 2,848 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Autobiographies  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Other, Collector, htt
Classifications: B3068, 181.06
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Most widely held works by Gideon Freudenthal
No religion without idolatry : Mendelssohn's Jewish Enlightenment by Gideon Freudenthal( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gideon Freudenthal offers a novel interpretation of Mendelssohn's general philosophy and discusses Mendelssohn's semiotic interpretation of idolatry in his Jerusalem and in his Hebrew biblical commentary
The social and economic roots of the scientific revolution : texts by Boris Hessen and Henryk Grossmann by Boris Hessen( )

27 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The volume collects classics of Marxist historiography of science, including a new translation of Boris Hessen's "The Social and Economic Roots of Newton's Principia" (1931), Henryk Grossmann's "The Social Foundation of Mechanistic Philosophy and Manufacture" (1935) and his Descartes' New Ideal of Science. Universal Science vs. Science of an Elite, published here for the first time. These three papers, along with two very short pieces, present the classical Marxist analysis of the relation of science and technology." "In a detailed introductory essay the editors analyze the main arguments of these authors. They show that Hessen and Grossmann never attempted to explain the rise of modern science by the utilitarian motives of the scientists. On the contrary, they argue not that science developed in order to improve technology but rather by means of the study of technology. Marshalling a wealth of historical evidence, Hessen and Grossmann argue that technology served as the laboratory of scientific mechanics. This is the reason that in physics mechanics developed first and that thermodynamics and electrodynamics followed later when the respective technologies (steam engines and dynamos) had made other aspects of nature experimentally manageable." "Finally, the editors address Hessen's thesis, that ideological commitments in the age of Newton prevented the formation of a consistent materialist world view on the basis of the new science."--Jacket
Atom and individual in the age of Newton : on the genesis of the mechanistic world view by Gideon Freudenthal( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this stimulating investigation, Gideon Freudenthal has linked social history with the history of science by formulating an interesting proposal: that the supposed influence of social theory may be seen as actual through its co herence with the process of formation of physical concepts. The reinterpre tation of the development of science in the seventeenth century, now widely influential, receives at Freudenthal's hand its most persuasive statement, most significantly because of his attention to the theoretical form which is charac teristic. of classical Newtonian mechanics. He pursues the sources of the parallels that may be noted between that mechanics and the dominant philosophical systems and social theories of the time; and in a fascinating development Freudenthal shows how a quite precise method - as he descriptively labels it, the 'analytic-synthetic method' - which underlay the Newtonian form of theoretical argument, was due to certain interpretive premisses concerning particle mechanics. If he is right, these depend upon a particular stage of con ceptual achievement in the theories of both society and nature; further, that the conceptual was generalized philosophically; but, strikingly, Freudenthal shows that this concept-formation itself was linked to the specific social relations of the times of Newton and Hobbes
Solomon Maimon ; an autobiography by Salomon Maimon( )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and German and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon Maimon's autobiography has delighted readers for more than two hundred years, from Goethe, Schiller, and George Eliot to Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt. The American poet and critic Adam Kirsch has named it one of the most crucial Jewish books of modern times. Here is the first complete and annotated English edition of this enduring and lively work. Born into a down-on-its-luck provincial Jewish family in 1753, Maimon quickly distinguished himself as a prodigy in learning. Even as a young child, he chafed at the constraints of his Talmudic education and rabbinical training. He recounts how he sought stimulation in the Hasidic community and among students of the Kabbalah--and offers rare and often wickedly funny accounts of both. After a series of picaresque misadventures, Maimon reached Berlin, where he became part of the city's famed Jewish Enlightenment and achieved the philosophical education he so desperately wanted, winning acclaim for being the "sharpest" of Kant's critics, as Kant himself described him. This new edition restores text cut from the abridged 1888 translation by J. Clark Murray, which has long been the only available English edition. Paul Reitter's translation is brilliantly sensitive to the subtleties of Maimon's prose while providing a fluid rendering that contemporary readers will enjoy, and is accompanied by an introduction and notes by Yitzhak Melamed and Abraham Socher that give invaluable insights into Maimon and his extraordinary life. The book also features an afterword by Gideon Freudenthal that provides an authoritative overview of Maimon's contribution to modern philosophy
Salomon Maimon : rational dogmatist, empirical skeptic : critical assessments by Gideon Freudenthal( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salomon Maimon (1753-1800), one of the most fascinating characters of eighteenth-century intellectual history, came from a traditional orthodox Jewish community in Eastern Europe to Berlin to seek Enlightenment. Maimon remained an outsider: an 'Ostjude' among the enlightened Jews in Berlin, a freethinker among observant Jews and a Jew among the non-Jews. His autobiography became a classic of autobiographical literature of the Enlightenment. His 'inter-cultural' experience is reflected in his philosophy. Indebted to the Maimonidean as well as to the modern European (notably Kantian) philosophical tradition, he attempted a synthesis of normally exclusive orientations: 'Rational Dogmatism' and 'Empirical Skepticism'. Maimon's importance in the development from Kant to German Idealism has been acknowledged, but the interpretation of his own philosophical position suffered much from this narrow perspective. The essays of leading scholars collected in this volume focus on his synthesis of 'Rational Dogmatism' and 'Empirical Skepticism'
Atom und Individuum im Zeitalter Newtons : zur Genese der mechanistischen Natur- und Sozialphilosophie by Gideon Freudenthal( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in German and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the limits of preclassical mechanics : a study of conceptual development in early modern science: free fall and compounded motion in the work of Descartes, Galileo, and Beeckman by Peter Damerow( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of when and how the basic concepts that characterize modern science arose in Western Europe has long been central to the history of science. This book examines the transition from Renaissance engineering and philosophy of nature to classical mechanics oriented on the central concept of velocity. Descartes, Galileo, and other protagonists of what the authors call "preclassical mechanics" struggled with fundamental concepts and contributed crucial insights to classical mechanics, but it is not clear that they actually realized these insights themselves. This book argues that the emergence of classical mechanics was neither a cumulative change nor an abrupt revolution, but rather that the transformation was the result of exploring the limits and exhausting the possibilities of the existing, largely Aristotelian conceptual system. In the dozen years that have passed since the appearance of the first edition, significant research has been done on Descartes and Galileo and the origins of modern science. There have also been important advances in the accessibility of sources and in technology for analyzing them. For this new edition, the authors take account of the most important new results. They include a new discussion of the doctrine of proportions, an analysis of the role of traditional statics in the construction of Descartes' impact rules, and go deeper into the debate between Descartes and Hobbes on the explanation of refraction. They also provide significant new material on the early development of Galileo's work on mechanics and the law of fall. All translations have been reviewed and revised for consistency of terminology and several new documents have been added. The bibliography has been updated to take account of new literature
Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza Vorlesungen und Vorträge by Ernst Cassirer( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Definition and construction Salomon Maimons̀ philosophy of geometry by Gideon Freudenthal( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nachgelassene Manuskripte und TextenBand 14 by Ernst Cassirer( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maimon's subversion of Kant's critique of pure reason : there are no synthetic a priori judgements in physics by Gideon Freudenthal( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perpetuum mobile : the Leibniz-Papin controversy by Gideon Freudenthal( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Autobiography of Solomon Maimon : The Complete Translation by Salomon Maimon( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first complete and annotated English translation of Maimon's influential and delightfully entertaining memoirSolomon Maimon's autobiography has delighted readers for more than two hundred years, from Goethe, Schiller, and George Eliot to Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt. The American poet and critic Adam Kirsch has named it one of the most crucial Jewish books of modern times. Here is the first complete and annotated English edition of this enduring and lively work.Born into a down-on-its-luck provincial Jewish family in 1753, Maimon quickly distinguished himself as a prodigy in learning. Even as a young child, he chafed at the constraints of his Talmudic education and rabbinical training. He recounts how he sought stimulation in the Hasidic community and among students of the Kabbalah--and offers rare and often wickedly funny accounts of both. After a series of picaresque misadventures, Maimon reached Berlin, where he became part of the city's famed Jewish Enlightenment and achieved the philosophical education he so desperately wanted, winning acclaim for being the "sharpest" of Kant's critics, as Kant himself described him.This new edition restores text cut from the abridged 1888 translation by J. Clark Murray, which has long been the only available English edition. Paul Reitter's translation is brilliantly sensitive to the subtleties of Maimon's prose while providing a fluid rendering that contemporary readers will enjoy, and is accompanied by an introduction and notes by Yitzhak Melamed and Abraham Socher that give invaluable insights into Maimon and his extraordinary life. The book also features an afterword by Gideon Freudenthal that provides an authoritative overview of Maimon's contribution to modern philosophy
Exploring the limits of preclassical mechanics( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maimon's subversion of Kant's Critique of pure reason : there are no synthetic a priori judjments in physics by Gideon Freudenthal( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nachgelassene Manuskripte und Texte/Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza by Ernst Cassirer( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om typiska skiljaktigheter mellan modersmålsutveckling och språkkurs : ett bidrag till språkundervisningens psykologi by Gunnar Freudenthal( Book )

1 edition published in 1925 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perpetuum mobile the Leibniz-Papin controversy by Gideon Freudenthal( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Role of planning and organizing in successful Bender-Gestalt performance by Gideon Freudenthal( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Freudenthal, Gideon

Gideon Freudenthal israelischer Historiker und Philosoph

Prwydenṭal, Gidʿwn

Prwydenṭal Gidʿwn 1947-....

פרוידנטל, גדעון

פרוידנטל גדעון 1947-....

Languages
English (96)

German (20)

Swedish (1)