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Feuerbach - Marx W. Wartofsky

Paperback Published: 15th November 1982
ISBN: 9780521289290
Number Of Pages: 482

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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 1982 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.

Author's note
Feuerbach's life: a brief sketch
Prefaratory reflections by way of an introduction
Early Hegelian epistemology: the dissertation
History of philosophy: genetic analysis as the critique of concepts
Leibniz: the history of philosophy as immanent critique
Critique of belief: Leibniz and Bayle
The critique of Hegelian philosophy: part I
The critique of Hegelian philosophy
The philosophical context of Feuerbach's critique of religion
Religion as self-alienation of human consciousness: the phenomenology of religious and theological concept formation
Reason, existence, and creation: God as an ontological principle
The critique of philosophy and the development of a materialist humanism - part I: empiricism, sensationalism, and realism in Feuerbach's later works
The critique of philosophy and the development of a materialist humanism - part II: anthropologism and materialism: nature and human nature in Feuerbach's later works
Selected bibliography
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521289290
ISBN-10: 0521289297
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 482
Published: 15th November 1982
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 0.7