Feuerbach

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CUP Archive, 1977 - Philosophy - 460 pages
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Feuerbach is now recognized as a central figure in the history of nineteenth-century thought. He was one of Hegel's most influential pupils: he dominated German radical philosophy in the 1840s and was the leader of the Young Hegelians; his 'anthropological' critique of Hegel's idealism decisively influences the materialism and humanism of Marx and Engels; his critique of religion pointed the way for the philosophers of religion; and his psychological analyses found a place in Freudian thought and the existential and phenomenological traditions. In this 1977 text, Professor Wartofsky wishes to go beyond this conventional view to establish Feuerbach as much more than a transitional figure between Hegel and Marx or an influence on important later developments. He seriously considers Feuerbach's philosophy on its own terms and seeks to demonstrate its continuing importance. He therefore traces Feuerbach's development in detail, emphasizing its dialectical character, and finds fundamental originality in his epistemology.
  

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Contents

Prefatory Reflections by Way of an Introduction i
13
The Dissertation
28
Genetic Analysis
49
The History of Philosophy as Immanent Critique
89
Leibniz and Bayle
110
Part I
135
Part II
168
The Philosophical Context of Feuerbachs
196
Religion as the Selfalienation of Human
252
The Critique of Philosophy and the Development
341
Anthropologism
387
Selected Bibliography
453
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