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Single Idea 19441

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 1. History of Philosophy]

Full Idea

Every philosophy originates as a manifestation of its time; its origin presupposes its historical time.

Gist of Idea

All philosophies presuppose their historical moment, and arise from it


Ludwig Feuerbach (Towards a Critique of Hegel's Philosophy [1839], p.59)

Book Reference

Feuerbach,Ludwig: 'The Fiery Brook: Selected Writings', ed/tr. Hanfi,Zawar [Anchor 1972], p.59

A Reaction

There seems to be widespread agreement among continental philosophers about this idea, whereas analytic philosophers largely ignore, and treat Plato as if he were a current professor in Chicago.