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#628 - Karel Capek

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Heavily edited philosophic essay on the ‘mind’

One of the most influential Czech writers of the 20th century (1890–1938) who introduced and made popular the word ‘robot,’ which first appeared in his 1921 play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots). An untranslated autograph manuscript in Czech, signed at the top, nine pages, 6.75 x 8.25, no date but circa 1934. Capek’s full manuscript draft for an essay entitled ‘Zklamal nas rozum? [Did our mind deceive us?],’ heavily hand-edited and corrected in ink and pencil throughout. In fine condition, with expected wear for a working draft. This essay was published in the third volume of Capek’s On Art and Culture, a collection of his philosophical works and essays; in this particular piece, he examines the ideas of human senses, reason, logic, and free will. A fascinating piece from this important figure in world literature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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