SOLVING A RIDDLE: A ‘RÄTSEL’ FROM DR. MISES’S RÄTHSELBÜCHLEIN

  • Mauro Antonelli
  • Verena Zudini

Abstract

We present here a ‘Rätsel’ (riddle) taken from the Räthselbüchlein ([1875]), published by Fechner under the pseudonym of Dr. Mises. Generally, the ‘Rätsel’ witness to Fechner’s great passion for irony and jest, a passion which remained all his life – despite serious health problems – and for which he was known and appreciated by scholars of his time. The ‘Rätsel’ presented here is of interest for its ‘psychological-psychophysical’ meaning: It talks of mind (‘Geist’) and of the five senses.

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