These words are a key to Feuerbach's development.
Treating of God in his various aspects "as a being of the understanding," "as a moral being or law," "as love" and so on, Feuerbach shows that in every aspect God corresponds to some feature or need of human nature.
To treat the actual forms of religion as expressions of our various human needs is a fruitful idea which deserves fuller development than it has yet received; but Feuerbach's treatment of it is fatally vitiated by his subjectivism.
Feuerbach denied that he was rightly called an atheist, but the denial is merely verbal: what he calls "theism" is atheism in the ordinary sense.
Feuerbach labours under the same difficulty as Fichte; both thinkers strive in vain to reconcile the religious consciousness with subjectivism.
Feuerbach's influence has been greatest upon the antiChristian theologians such as D.
Strauss, the author of the Leben Jesu, and Bruno Bauer, who like Feuerbach himself had passed over from Hegelianism to a form of naturalism.
Levy, La Philosophie de Feuerbach (1904); M.
Feuerbach's Moralphilosophie (Berlin, 1899); E.
Feuerbach und d.
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The new cemetery (opened in 1828) contains the graves of Arthur Schopenhauer and Feuerbach, of Passavant the biographer of Raphael, Ballenberger the artist, Hessemer the architect, SOmmerring, and Johann Friedrich Bohmer the historian.
His "substitute for religion" is a doctrine in many points akin to Comte and Feuerbach, the former of whom he resembles in his sentimentalism.
That the first type of atheism exists, in spite of the denials of those who favour the second or the third, may be proved by the utterances of men like Feuerbach, Flourens or Bradlaugh.
" There is no God," says Feuerbach, " it is clear as the sun and as evident as the day that there is no God, and still more that there can be none."
For the appearance of the critical writings of Strauss, Feuerbach and Bauer, and the evident disunion in the Hegelian school itself had alienated the sympathies of many from the then dominant philosophy.
This introduction of the absolute became a stumbling-block to Feuerbach and other members of the " Left."
Feuerbach, pp. 127-52 (Stuttgart, 1891).
Accepting with reservation Feuerbach's attack on the Hegelian "absolute idea," based on materialistic grounds (Der Mensch ist, was er isst), Marx was led to the conclusion that the causes of that process of growth which constitutes the history of society are to be found in the economic conditions of existence.
543-57 1; Feuerbach, Gesch.
In a manner reminiscent of Feuerbach, Durkheim stated that the deities which men worship together are only projections of the power of society.
Schopenhauer assigns immortality to the universal will to live; and Feuerbach declares spirit, consciousness eternal, but not any individual subject.
LUDWIG ANDREAS FEUERBACH (1804-1872), German philosopher, fourth son of the eminent jurist (see below), was born at Landshut in Bavaria on the 28th of July 1804.
Feuerbach, Pierre Bayle (1838); Damiron, La Philosophie en France au X VII e siÃ¨cle (1858-1864); Sainte - Beuve, "Du genie critique et de Bayle" (Revue des deux mondes, 1st Dec. 1835); A.
In the great division of the Hegelian school, he, in company with Michelet and others, formed the "centre," midway between Erdmann and Gabler on the one hand, and the "extreme left" represented by Strauss, Feuerbach and Bruno Bauer.
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