Death of Christian Wolff, German Enlightenment Philosopher

Death of Christian Wolff, German Enlightenment Philosopher

Christian Wolff
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German Enlightenment philosopher Christian Wolff dies in Halle, Prussia (now Germany). Wolff wrote on every major philosophical issue of his time and becomes a major figure in the German Enlightenment.

One of Christian Wolff 's primary interests was the development of natural reason. He argued that the theological truths should be based on mathematical certainty.

Christian Wolff even went so far as to praise the philosophy of Confucius, citing him as an example of how far human reason alone can go on moral questions. Such thinking was treated as impious by theologians and he was removed from his position at the University of Halle as a result.

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