Ernest Belfort Bax


Born
in Leamington, England, The United Kingdom
July 23, 1854

Died
November 26, 1926

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Ernest Belfort Bax (23 July 1854 – 26 November 1926) was an English socialist journalist and philosopher, associated with the Social Democratic Federation (SDF).

Born into a nonconformist religious family in Leamington, he was first introduced to Marxism while studying philosophy in Germany. He combined Karl Marx's ideas with those of Immanuel Kant, Arthur Schopenhauer and Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann. Keen to explore possible metaphysical and ethical implications of socialism, he came to describe a "religion of socialism" as a means to overcome the dichotomy between the personal and the social, and also that between the cognitive and the emotional. He saw this as a replacement for organised religion, and was a fervent atheist, keen to free workers from what he saw
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Average rating: 3.32 · 144 ratings · 12 reviews · 71 distinct works
German Culture Past and Pre...

3.19 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1915 — 12 editions
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The Fraud of Feminism

3.50 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2010 — 24 editions
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The Legal Subjection of Men

3.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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The Rise and Fall of the An...

3.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2001 — 10 editions
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German Society At The Close...

3.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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The Last Episode Of The Fre...

3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
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Jean Paul Marat, the people...

3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2009 — 29 editions
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The Story of the French Rev...

3.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1890 — 7 editions
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Peasants' War in Germany, 1...

3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1969 — 18 editions
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“Lutheran Reformation, from its inception in 1517 down to the Peasants' War of 1525, at once absorbed, and was absorbed by, all the revolutionary elements of the time.”
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“May God deliver us from ye all, and of His grace give us other rulers!”
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“theology still maintained its supremacy as the chief subject of human interest, other interests were rapidly growing up alongside of it, the most prominent being the study of classical literature. Besides”
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