Ludwig Feuerbach

Philosopher, Author

1804 – 1872

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Who was Ludwig Feuerbach?

Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach was a German philosopher and anthropologist best known for his book The Essence of Christianity, which provided a critique of Christianity which strongly influenced generations of later thinkers, including both Karl Marx and Frederich Engels.

Feuerbach was the fourth son of the eminent jurist Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, brother of mathematician Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach and uncle of painter Anselm Feuerbach. An associate of Left Hegelian circles, Feuerbach advocated for liberalism, atheism and materialism. Many of his philosophical writings offered a critical analysis of religion. His thought was influential in the development of dialectical materialism, where he is often recognized as a bridge between Hegel and Marx.

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Born
Jul 28, 1804
Landshut
Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg
Died
Sep 13, 1872
Nuremberg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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