Love, Death, and Revolution in Central Europe: Ludwig Feuerbach, Moses Hess, Louise Dittmar, Richard Wagner

Love, Death, and Revolution in Central Europe: Ludwig Feuerbach, Moses Hess, Louise Dittmar, Richard Wagner


The thinker of faith and critic of idealism, Ludwig Feuerbach had a far-reaching impression on German radicalism round the time of the Revolution of 1848. This highbrow historical past explores how Feuerbach's critique of faith served as a rallying element for radicals, and the way they mockingly sought to create a brand new, post-religious kind of religiosity as a part of the progressive objective. At factor for the Feuerbachian radicals used to be the emergence of a humanity emancipated from the limitations of mere associations, capable of exhibit itself freely and harmoniously. Caldwell additionally touches on Moses Hess, Louise Dittmar, and Richard Wagner in his dialogue of the time. This publication reconstructs the character of Feuerbach's radicalism and exhibits the way it inspired early works of socialism, feminism, and musical modernism.

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