FEUERBACH, Ludwig Andreas


FEUERBACH, Ludwig Andreas
(1804-1872)
   German MATERIALIST philosopher famous for his statement "A man is what he eats" which he used to explain English victories over Irish rebels. He studied under HEGEL whose idealism he rejected in favor of a thorough-going materialism. Subsequently he strongly attacked religious BELIEFS, especially those of PROTESTANT CHRISTIANITY as represented by SCHLEIERMACHER, by arguing that the idea of GOD is an outward projection of man's inner nature. Thus the HOLY Family reflects the inadequacies of actual human families and subconsciously compensates for them in the imagination of the believer. His work had a profound influence on MARX who accepted and improved upon his basic criticisms of religion. His most important works are
   The Essence of Christianity (1840) and The Essence of Religion (1846).

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • Feuerbach, Ludwig (Andreas) — born July 28, 1804, Landshut, Bavaria died Sept. 13, 1872, Rechenberg, Ger. German philosopher. The son of an eminent jurist, he studied under G.W.F. Hegel in Berlin but later abandoned Hegelian idealism for a naturalistic materialism. In… …   Universalium

  • Feuerbach, Ludwig (Andreas) — (28 jul. 1804, Landshut, Bavaria–13 sep. 1872, Rechenberg, Alemania). Filósofo alemán. Hijo de un connotado jurista, estudió guiado por G.W.F. Hegel en Berlín, pero luego abandonó el idealismo hegeliano para adoptar un materialismo naturalista.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Feuerbach,Ludwig Andreas von — Feu·er·bach (foiʹər bäKH ), Ludwig Andreas von. 1804 1872. German philosopher and anthropologist whose major work, The Essence of Christianity (1841), maintains that religion and divinity are projections of human nature. * * * …   Universalium

  • Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach — Ludwig Feuerbach (Stich von August Weger) Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach (* 28. Juli 1804 in Landshut; † 13. September 1872 in Rechenberg/Nürnberg[1]) war ein deutscher Philosoph, dessen Religions und …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach — Infobox Philosopher region = Western Philosophy era = 19th century philosophy color = #B0C4DE image caption = name = Ludwig Feuerbach birth = July 28, 1804 (Landshut, Germany) death = September 13 1872 (Rechenberg near Nuremberg, Germany) school… …   Wikipedia

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