Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach Quote

I have always taken as the standard of the mode of teaching and writing, not the abstract, particular, professional philosopher, but universal man, that I have regarded man as the criterion of truth, and not this or that founder of a system, and have from the first placed the highest excellence of the philosopher in this, that he abstains, both as a man and as an author, from the ostentation of philosophy, i. e., that he is a philosopher only in reality, not formally, that he is a quiet philosopher, not a loud and still less a brawling one.


Preface to Second Edition (1843) - The Essence of Christianity (1841)

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I have always taken as the standard of the mode of teaching and writing, not the abstract, particular, professional philosopher, but universal man,...

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