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 / 5. 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. Continuity of the Self / 7. Self and Thinking
For Descartes a person's essence is the mind because objects are perceived by mind, not senses
18. Thought / E. Abstraction / 1. Abstract Thought
The new philosophy thinks of the concrete in a concrete (not a abstract) manner
22. Metaethics / A. Value / 2. Values / c. Love
If you love nothing, it doesn't matter whether something exists or not
22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / d. 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
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
God is what man would like to be
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 / 4. Christianity / a. Christianity
Catholicism concerns God in himself, Protestantism what God is for man