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Single Idea 6931

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 1. Continental Philosophy]

Full Idea

Empiricism rightly derives the origin of our ideas from the senses; only it forgets that the most important and essential object of man is man himself.

Gist of Idea

Empiricism is right about ideas, but forgets man himself as one of our objects


Ludwig Feuerbach (Principles of Philosophy of the Future [1843], 41)

Book Reference

Feuerbach,Ludwig: 'Principles of the Philosophy of the Future', ed/tr. Vogel,M [Hackett 1986], p.58

A Reaction

This seems to nicely pinpoint the objection of most 'continental' philosophy to British empiricism and analytic philosophy. It seems to point towards Husserl's phenomenology as the next step. It is true that empiricists divided person from world.