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Ludwig Feuerbach

(1804—1872) German materialist philosopher

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alienation

alienation  

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Estrangement or withdrawal from society or family. This may be a manifestation of a mental disorder or of social or political disaffection. When it occurs in a family or social group, it may include ...
Anselm Feuerbach

Anselm Feuerbach  

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(b Speyer, 12 Sept. 1829; d Venice, 4 Jan. 1880).German painter. He studied in Düsseldorf, Antwerp, and Paris (with Couture), then lived in Italy from 1855 to 1873. His ...
Caliban upon Setebos

Caliban upon Setebos  

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A poem by R. Browning, included in Dramatis Personae.
commodity fetishism

commodity fetishism  

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The mistaken view that the value of a commodity is intrinsic and the corresponding failure to appreciate the investment of labour that went into its production. Karl Marx created this term, borrowing ...
death of God

death of God  

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The assertion that God is dead, but that we have to vanquish his shadow, first occurs in Nietzsche's The Gay Science, iii. 108. At 125 Nietzsche tells of the madman who hails it as the greatest ...
Der Protestantismus

Der Protestantismus  

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Takes its name from the protesting princes at the Diet of Speyer (see Reformation) and produced in Germany various Churches and creeds of which only a brief outline can be ...
Eugen Dühring

Eugen Dühring  

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(1833–71).A prominent socialist intellectual, Dühring was originally trained as a lawyer and came to teach philosophy and economics at the University of Berlin. Building on Feuerbach's materialism, ...
false consciousness

false consciousness  

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A Marxist concept, referring to thinking that confirms human servitude, rather than emancipating the species essence. It refers to the purpose served by thought in the collective life of humanity. ...
G. W. F. Hegel

G. W. F. Hegel  

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(1770–1831)German philosopher. He is especially known for his three-stage process of dialectical reasoning (set out in his Science of Logic, 1812–16), which underlies his idealist concepts of ...
George Eliot

George Eliot  

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(1819–80),daughter of Robert Evans, agent for a Warwickshire estate. She became a convert to evangelicalism when she was at school; she was freed from this by the influence of Charles Bray, a ...
God

God  

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Buddhism is atheistic and does not believe in the existence of a Supreme Being or Creator God. However, it acknowledges the existence of a wide range of supernatural beings known as devas.many of ...
Hegelianism

Hegelianism  

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The history of Hegel's influence is complicated by conflicting elements within his own system. Until Feuerbach's Thoughts regarding Death and Immortality (1830), the torch was carried by the ‘Old ...
I and thou

I and thou  

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A notion heralded in Feuerbach, but especially deployed by the religious thinker Buber, emphasizing the interpersonal dialogue between God and man. The conception of this dialogue opposes it both to ...
Karl Barth

Karl Barth  

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(1886–1968), Swiss Protestant theologian. He wrote his famous ‘Commentary on Romans’ (Der Römerbrief, ‘1919’, pub. 1918) while he was a pastor of Safenwil (Aargau). In this he revived Pauline and ...
Karl Marx

Karl Marx  

(1818–83)German political philosopher and economist, resident in England from 1849. The founder of modern communism, he collaborated with Engels in the writing of the Communist Manifesto (1848). ...
Projection

Projection  

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The theory that God and gods are merely objectifications of human needs, ideals, or desires. With few exceptions, the theory in modern Western thought forms part of reductionistic accounts of ...
species-being

species-being  

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A concept (Gattungswesen) employed extensively by Hegelians in Germany in the 1830s and 1840s, used primarily to argue for the absolute uniqueness of man due to man's possession of consciousness: not ...
Young Hegelians

Young Hegelians  

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A label attached to those disciples of Hegel in Germany who sought to develop and expand the dialectical spirit of Hegel's philosophy beyond the limitations of Hegel himself. ‘Old’ Hegelians, by ...

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