Love, Death, and Revolution in Central Europe

Ludwig Feuerbach, Moses Hess, Louise Dittmar, Richard Wagner

  • Authors
  • Peter C. Caldwell
  • Ludwig Feuerbach
  • Moses Hess
  • Louise Dittmar
  • Richard Wagner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Peter C. Caldwell
    Pages 1-11
  3. Peter C. Caldwell
    Pages 39-68
  4. Peter C. Caldwell
    Pages 69-94
  5. Peter C. Caldwell
    Pages 95-118
  6. Peter C. Caldwell
    Pages 119-144
  7. Peter C. Caldwell
    Pages 145-156
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 157-224

About this book


The philosopher of religion and critic of idealism, Ludwig Feuerbach had a far-reaching impact on German radicalism around the time of the Revolution of 1848. This intellectual history explores how Feuerbach s critique of religion served as a rallying point for radicals, and how they paradoxically sought to create a new, post-religious form of religiosity as part of the revolutionary aim. At issue for the Feuerbachian radicals was the emergence of a humanity emancipated from the constraints of mere institutions, able to express itself freely and harmoniously. Caldwell also touches on Moses Hess, Louise Dittmar, and Richard Wagner in his discussion of the time. Thisbook reconstructs the nature of Feuerbach s radicalism and shows how it influenced early works of socialism, feminism, and musical modernism.


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