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Love, Death, and Revolution in Central Europe

Ludwig Feuerbach, Moses Hess, Louise Dittmar, Richard Wagner

Authors: Caldwell, Peter C.

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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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PETER C. CALDWELL is a Professor of History at Rice University, USA.

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"This is an excellent work. The author explains very well and with considerable clarity Feuerbach s ideas - no small accomplishment, in view of the notoriously cloudy language of Hegelian philosophy. Caldwell s demonstration of the influence of Feuerbach s thought on the figures he considers (an interesting and very diverse group of individuals) is eminently convincing." - Jonathan Sperber, Curator's Professor and Department Chair, Department of History, University of Missouri

"A fine, innovative work of intellectual history. Caldwell reconstructs a sometimes overlooked side of the philosophical origins of the history of German radical thought, unearthing some of its forgotten potential for later counter-cultural movements, but also showing how, in the hands of Wagner, one current of post-Feuerbachian thought veered into more dangerous waters of myth and racism." - Dr. Andrew Bonnell, Senior Lecturer, History and Convener of History discipline, School of HPRC, University of Queensland, Australia


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Caldwell, Peter C.

    Pages 1-11

  • Feuerbachian Radicalism: The Finitude of the World and Infinite Human Potential

    Caldwell, Peter C.

    Pages 13-37

  • Moses Hess, Love, and “True Socialism”

    Caldwell, Peter C.

    Pages 39-68

  • Louise Dittmar, Myth, and Marriage

    Caldwell, Peter C.

    Pages 69-94

  • Richard Wagner, Love, and Death

    Caldwell, Peter C.

    Pages 95-118

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Love, Death, and Revolution in Central Europe
Book Subtitle
Ludwig Feuerbach, Moses Hess, Louise Dittmar, Richard Wagner
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Peter C. Caldwell
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62270-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230622708
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61496-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37867-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 224
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