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Ludwig Feuerbach

German philosopher and anthropologist (1804-1872)

1804   -   1872


movement: atheism, German idealism
country of citizenship: Kingdom of Bavaria
native language: German
languages spoken, written or signed: German
educated at: Heidelberg University, Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Erlangen, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
occupation: anthropologist, philosopher, university teacher, writer, theologian, critic of religions, beekeeper
influenced by: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Benedictus de Spinoza, Friedrich Schleiermacher, sensationism

Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach (German: [ˈluːtvɪç ˈfɔʏɐbax]; 28 July 1804 – 13 September 1872) was a German anthropologist and philosopher, best known for his book The Essence of Christianity, which provided a critique of Christianity that strongly influenced generations of later thinkers, including Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Engels, Richard Wagner, and Friedrich Nietzsche.An associate of Left Hegelian circles, Feuerbach advocated atheism and anthropological materialism. Many of his philosophical writings offered a critical analysis of religion. His thought was influential in the development of historical materialism, where he is often recognized as a bridge between Hegel and Marx.
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