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„Egy gyűrű mind fölött”
'One Ring above All”

Author(s): György Tatár
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Pannonhalmi Főapátság

Summary/Abstract: The essay gives an analysis of Lessing's play Nathan the Wise with the primary focus on the concept of 'purely human' as understood in the Enlightenment. The essay investigates whether the emergence of this new concept was an indispensable and deliberating achievement after the decline of medieval worldview. Also, the question is addressed if and to which extent this new concept can be held liable for the gradual disappearance of sensitivity towards religious and cultural differences. Finally, the essay points out the often neglected fact that Lessing's play sets forth ideas that could have counterbalanced the increase of indifference.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 66-72
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Hungarian