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Jan 16, 2013
| ISBN 9781781680216
Sep 02, 2014
| ISBN 9781781680339
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Jan 16, 2013 | ISBN 9781781680216
Sep 02, 2014 | ISBN 9781781680339
Feuerbach’s departure from the traditional philosophy of Hegel opened the door for generations of radical philosophical thought. His philosophy has long been acknowledged as the influence for much of Marx’s early writings.Indeed, a great amount of the young Marx must remain unintelligible without reference to certain basic Feuerbachian texts. These selections, most of them previously untranslated, establish the thought of Feuerbach in an independent role. They explain his fundamental criticisms of the ‘old philosophy’ of Hegel, and advance his own humanistic thought, which finds its bases in life and sensuality. Feuerbach’s contemporaneity as an existentialist, humanist, and atheist is clearly presented, and the reader can readily grasp the liberating influence of this too-long neglected philosopher.Professor Zawar Hanfi has written an excellent introduction establishing Feuerbach’s environment, importance, and relevance and his translations surpass most previous Feuerbach translators.
Ludwig Feuerbach (1804–1872) was a German philosopher and anthropologist credited by both Karl Marx and Frederick Engels as a major influence. Among his best known works is his critique of Christianity, The Essence of Christianity. Feuerbach supported materialism, liberalism, and… More about Ludwig Feuerbach
“There is no other road for you to truth and freedom except that leading through the brook of fire (the Feuerbach). Feuerbach is the purgatory of the present times.” —Karl Marx
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