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Feuerbach and the Interpretation of Religion
Ludwig Feuerbach is best known as the author of a sensational criticism of Christianity in the mid-nineteenth century. Although some scholars regard this criticism of Christianity as important in its own right, most view it pertinent because of its anticipation of the views of Nietzsche, Marx, and Freud. Harvey's long-awaited book argues that this is an inadequate interpre...more
Paperback, 332 pages
Published September 22nd 2007 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 1995)
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A nice rational reconstruction of later Feuerbach, the naturalist-existentialist Feuerbach. While early Feuerbach is most famously known for his "religion as alienation" that inspired Marx, later Feuerbach considers the long lasting appeal of religion as a manifestation of the deepest human desires to be recognized and to make sense of the world around the thrown Dasein.