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9 - Jacobi and Hemsterhuis

from Part III - Jacobi and the Revival of Socraticism: The Muenster Circle and Existentialism

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 February 2023

Alexander J. B. Hampton
University of Toronto
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The chapter provides a study of François Hemsterhuis’ affinities with and influence on Jacobi’s Über die Lehre des Spinoza in Briefen an den Herrn Moses Mendelssohn. Both Hemsterhuis and Charles Bonnet significantly influenced Jacobi’s thought and the development of German idealism while providing the foundation for an alternative understanding of Spinoza.

Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi and the Ends of the Enlightenment
Religion, Philosophy, and Reason at the Crux of Modernity
, pp. 155 - 175
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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