Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller


Princeton, NJ. Princeton Univ Press, 1938. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. (10) 314pp. Original orange cloth with black lettering on spine in original dustjacket, black lettering on spine. "This is a brilliantly original work in the grand tradition. Philosophy here reassumes its position as man's highest achievement and as a basic framework, taking all being and knowledge for its province and attempting to provide a place for every face and mode of action. Reality is the first system of philosophy in recent times to take individuals, instead of events, as the basic elements of the universe. It demonstrates the necessary existence of a world of multiple persisting individuals, explaining in terms of them the necessity for and nature of space, time causation and value." (F.S.C. Northrop, Yale University).

Born into the family of the Jewish Hungarian emigrants Samuel Weiss and Emma Rothschild-Weiss, Paul grew up in the Yorkville section of Manhattan. He received a B. A. from the City College of New York and a Ph. D. from Harvard in 1929. Here he edited thousands of pages Charles S. Peirce had left behind with Charles Hartshorne, publishing the first six volumes of Peirce's work between 1931 and 1935. Weiss went on to teach at Bryn Mawr College, Harvard and other universities. Known for his metaphysical writings Paul Weiss' seminal philosophical point is that Being consists of a plurality individuals unified by universality, giving structure to all there is. Dustjacket with some wear along top edge, one half by one and a half inch chip at head of spine and small closed tears at top of back cover. Previous owner's name inked to inside front cover. Binding slightly fading and block lightly age-toned. DJ and binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #47460

Price: $375.00

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