Birth of German Philosopher Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach, Will Influence Work of Marx & Engels

Birth of German Philosopher Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach, Will Influence Work of Marx & Engels

Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach

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Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach is born in Landshut. A German philosopher, Feuerbach will be heavily influenced by Hegel and will himself influence the work of Marx and Engels.

Feuerbach will critique religion and Christianity in his 1841 book Das Weses des Christentums (The Essence of Christianity). He defines religion as a sort of "dream" and argues that "spiritual development" was more about humans than about gods.

Essentially, his argument is that all belief in gods is a product of anthropomorphism because humans project their own ideals and images upon nature.

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Ludwig Feuerbach: Religion as Illusion

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