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Single Idea 6926

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / h. Dasein (being human)]

Full Idea

Being as an object of being - and only this being is being and deserves the name of being - is the being of the senses, perception, feeling, and love. …Only passion is the hallmark of existence.

Gist of Idea

The only true being is of the senses, perception, feeling and love


Ludwig Feuerbach (Principles of Philosophy of the Future [1843], §33)

Book Reference

Feuerbach,Ludwig: 'Principles of the Philosophy of the Future', ed/tr. Vogel,M [Hackett 1986], p.52

A Reaction

This remark seems to make Feuerbach a romantic and anti-Enlightenment figure. I don't see why there shouldn't be just as much 'being' in doing maths as in admiring a landscape. The mention of love links him to Empedocles (Ideas 459 + 630).

Related Ideas

Idea 459 All change is unity through love or division through hate [Empedocles]