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January 16, 1937

Die Filosofie der Selbstverständlichkeit (Fysiosofie): Ein Elementar-Versuch

JAMA. 1937;108(3):233. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780030071038

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Abstract

The title in English means "The Philosophy of the Self Evident" and the author calls it an elementary attempt which, unfortunately, cannot be denied. The author intends to give a world outlook, "weltanschauung," for the "man of the spirit," whom he differentiates from the "man of the masses." From then on the author states that the spiritual man is different in the structure of his brain and in his chemical and electrical properties. The spiritual man builds up his "weltanschauung" by means of logical knowledge, while the man of the masses needs ready made ideas. This is as far as one can understand the author's philosophy. The book is written in an extremely incoherent manner with a peculiar spelling of his own and without much regard for syntactical form. In a rather crude manner the author offers a philosophy of neomaterialism which assumes that the solution of all psychologic problems

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