Ideas from 'Principles of Philosophy of the Future' by Ludwig Feuerbach [1843], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Principles of the Philosophy of the Future' by Feuerbach,Ludwig (ed/tr Vogel,Manfred) [Hackett 1986,0-915145-27-8]].

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 4. Aims of Philosophy / b. Philosophy as transcendent
Only that which can be an object of religion is an object of philosophy
1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 4. Ordinary Language
Philosophy should not focus on names, but on the determined nature of things
1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 1. Continental Philosophy
Modern philosophy begins with Descartes' abstraction from sensation and matter
Empiricism is right about ideas, but forgets man himself as one of our objects
2. Reason / B. Laws of Thought / 1. Laws of Thought
The laws of reality are also the laws of thought
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / a. Nature of Being
Absolute thought remains in another world from being
Being is what is undetermined, and hence indistinguishable
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / f. Primary being
Being posits essence, and my essence is my being
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / g. Particular being
Particularity belongs to being, whereas generality belongs to thought
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / h. Dasein (being human)
The only true being is of the senses, perception, feeling and love
11. Knowledge Aims / B. Certain Knowledge / 5. The Cogito
Descartes transformed 'God is thinkable, so he exists' into 'I think, so I exist'
11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 3. Idealism
Consciousness is absolute reality, and everything exists through consciousness
11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 4. Solipsism
Ideas arise through communication, and reason is reached through community
12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 6. Inference in Perception
In man the lowest senses of smell and taste elevate themselves to intellectual acts
16. Persons / D. Self and Body / 3. Cartesian Ego
For Descartes a person's essence is the mind because objects are perceived by mind, not senses
18. Thought / D. Concepts / 6. Abstract Concepts / a. Abstract concepts
The new philosophy thinks of the concrete in a concrete (not a abstract) manner
22. Metaethics / A. Ethical Ends / 8. Love
If you love nothing, it doesn't matter whether something exists or not
22. Metaethics / C. Sources of Ethics / 1. Biological Ethics
Plotinus was ashamed to have a body
25. Society / A. State of Nature / 1. A People / a. Human distinctiveness
Man is not a particular being, like animals, but a universal being
The essence of man is in community, but with distinct individuals
28. God / A. Divine Nature / 7. God Reflecting Humanity
God is what man would like to be
If God is only an object for man, then only the essence of man is revealed in God
God is for us a mere empty idea, which we fill with our own ego and essence
28. God / C. Proofs of Reason / 1. Ontological Proof
God's existence cannot be separated from essence and concept, which can only be thought as existing
29. Religion / A. Religious Thought / 1. Religious Belief
Absolute idealism is the realized divine mind of Leibnizian theism
29. Religion / C. Monotheistic Religion / 3. Christianity / a. Christianity
Catholicism concerns God in himself, Protestantism what God is for man