D O C U M E N T 5 2 8 M A Y 1 9 2 7 5 2 5 528. From Émile Meyerson 16 rue Clément Marat, Paris 8th, 28 May 1927 Dear Professor, From two sides, through Mr. A. Metz, from a letter that he received from you,[1] and through Dr. Klatzkin, who recently spoke to you,[2] comes the communication that you are currently working on writing an article about my philosophical works, and I can hardly tell you how joyfully this news affects me.[3] Nothing in my phil- osophical career has filled me with greater pride than the approving assessment you have bestowed upon me. And the fact that such a thing coming from you is openly made known to the public in a competent place will contribute decidedly more than any other conceivable honor to direct attention to the ideas I represent.— During your visit,[4] which left me the most wonderful memory, you already shared many of your views in this regard (for me, immensely interesting and instructive) how- ever, I am certainly not mistaken when I express the view that your analysis could bring me much more of the same. A few months ago, when Mr. Metz showed me the letter by means of which you were so kind as to give your permission to publish the lines summarizing your words,[5] I very much wanted to write you for your opinion on the difference in the starting points of your and Hegel’s deduction.[6] That certainly coincides substantially with my views, but I would have had to add a commentary. However, at the time, I was afraid of bothering you—it would have truly been poor thanks for your exceptional kindness. I can well imagine how you are incessantly approached and virtually pulled back and forth by various sides. Consequently, I intend even now to wait until you tell me that such a discussion would be welcomed by you. But if anything should strike you as needing comple- tion—my scientific discussions no doubt seem elementary to you and much too long and drawn out, but from the philosophical side, I have had to presuppose knowledge that is far more in-depth—so it would be my greatest pleasure to be able to provide you with any information you might desire. Asking you most kindly to excuse the length of this letter (you really need not reply to it, your article will be response enough) and expressing the hope to be able to receive you here again soon, I remain, Respectfully yours, E. Meyerson
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