The Philosophy and Politics of Bruno Bauer

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The Philosophy and Politics of Bruno Bauer

By Douglas Moggach

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This is a comprehensive study in English of Bruno Bauer, a leading Hegelian philosopher of the 1840s. Inspired by the philosophy of Hegel, Bauer led an intellectual revolution that influenced Marx and shaped modern secular humanism. In the process he offered a republican alternative to liberalism and socialism, criticized religious and political conservatism and set out the terms for the development of modern mass and industrial society. Based on in-depth archival research this book traces the emergence of republican political thought in Germany before the revolutions of 1848. Professor Moggach examines Bauer's republicanism and his concept of infinite self-consciousness. He also explores the more disturbing aspects of Bauer's critique of modernity, such as his anti-Semitism. This book will be eagerly sought out by professionals in political philosophy, political science and intellectual history.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Philosophy -> History & Surveys

The Philosophy and Politics of Bruno Bauer
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 3/27/03
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511055285
ISBN 13: 9780511055287
Print ISBN: 9780521819770

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