Feuerbach was born in a Lutheran family on July 28,in Landshut, Bavaria; the fourth son of Anselm von Feuerbach and his wife Wilhelmine. Anselm von Feuerbach was a distinguished German jurist and criminologist, who "ranks at least as high in the history of legal thinking and criminological studies as his son Ludwig does in the history of philosophy and of ideas. His father reworked Bavarian civil law on behalf of Napoleon while Ludwig was still a youth, and later wrote what remain several classics in criminology.
Feuerbach was born in a Lutheran family on July 28,in Landshut, Bavaria; the fourth son of Anselm von Feuerbach and his wife Wilhelmine.
Anselm von Feuerbach was a distinguished German jurist and criminologist, who "ranks at least as high in the history of legal thinking and criminological studies as his son Ludwig does in the history of philosophy and of ideas.
His father reworked Bavarian civil law on behalf of Napoleon while Ludwig was still a youth, and later wrote what remain several classics in criminology.
Perhaps this provides some insight into why Ludwig would eventually feel imprisoned by the faith of his youth. The other members of the Feuerbach family were equally talented. Joseph Anselm, the eldest son, was a professor of classical philology and a well-known archaeologist.
His own son, another Anselm, was the famous German painter of "Nanna". The second son, Karl, was a high school professor of mathematics. The third one, Eduard, was a professor of jurisprudence.
After attending primary school in Munich, Feuerbach entered the Gymnasium in Ansbach. At the age of 16 he showed a clear religious tendency. He took lessons in Hebrew from the son of a local rabbi. Ludwig Feuerbach became interested in religion in his earliest teens. At sixteen he studied Hebrew with the son of a local rabbi.
His enthusiasm in his studies was so high that his father felt obliged to warn him against excess in virtue. Within one year, however, Feuerbach was no longer satisfied with the second-hand education in Heidelberg and transferred to Berlin, the centre of intellectual activities where Hegel himself was lecturing.
He arrived in Berlin in and quickly became a Hegelian disciple Kamenka, From Hegel Feuerbach would have learned about the development of the mind of God.
This development takes place in the minds of human beings that together comprise the mind of God. Though the locus of progress was ultimately in Mind according to Hegel, this played out in the political arena as struggles between individuals, classes, and states.
And though the improvement of the divine mind might occasionally manifest in an increase in human happiness, this was by no means the point of the world-historical struggle. Feuerbach evidently found these teachings initially satisfying. His sudden satisfaction with philosophy cast a shadow over his theological interests however—as he later put it: Financial troubles forced him to transfer to Erlangen the following year, where he continued to devote himself to philosophy Kamenka, InFeuerbach got the degree with his thesis De ratione una, universali, infinita Of Reason, One, Universal, Infinitean Hegelian treatment of the notion of reason that discussed reason as the synthesizing activity of the universal mind and derogated the value of the senses; except for its criticism of Christianity it was thoroughly Hegelian.
The thesis was published in the same year. The following year Feuerbach became a docent in philosophy at Erlangen, lecturing first on Descartes and Spinoza and later on logic and metaphysics until The statement 'man is what he eats' was coined by Ludwig Feuerbach (), thus emphasizing the worldliness of human nature as a challenge to the general concentration on the life after and.
Ludwig Feuerbach became interested in religion in his earliest teens. At sixteen he studied Hebrew with the son of a local rabbi. Man is what he eats." (Kamenka , 30) Therefore it seems just as likely that God exists as it does that he/she does not in Feuerbach's theory, thus leaving the argument inconclusive.
Ist and ißt are pronounced the same way in German so you might take it either way - i.e. Man is what he eats; Man eats what he is. I don't know if he based this on a probverb that already existed or if he was the first one to coin the term. Feuerbach's theme was a derivation of Hegel's speculative theology in which the Creation remains a part of the Creator, while the Creator remains greater than the Creation.
When the student Feuerbach presented his own theory to professor Hegel, Hegel refused to reply positively to it. Many of his philosophical writings offered a critical analysis of religion.
is explained by Feuerbach as God is a being that acts throughout humans in all forms. God, “is the principle of [man's] salvation, of [man's] good dispositions and actions, consequently [man's] own good principle and nature.” Ludwig Feuerbach's sämmtliche.
Feuerbach’s own introduction to the second print of his The Essence of Christianity is as good an exposé as any of both his intentions and the content of his book. His own comments on the style of his writing are insightful both with regard to the content of the book as of the Young Hegelian movement as a whole.