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Ludwig Feuerbach

German philosopher and anthropologist

1804   -   1872

movement: atheism, German idealism
country of citizenship: Germany
educated at: Heidelberg University, Humboldt University of Berlin
occupation: anthropologist, philosopher, university teacher
influenced by: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Baruch Spinoza, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Sensualism

Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach (German pronunciation: [ˈluːtvɪç ˈfɔʏ̯ɐbax]; 28 July 1804 – 13 September 1872) 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 Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Richard Wagner, and Friedrich Nietzsche.An associate of Left Hegelian circles, Feuerbach advocated liberalism, atheism, and 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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