Classical German Philosophy

Classical German Philosophy

 

a phase in the development of German philosophy of the late 18th and early 19th century during which two successive schools appeared: German classical idealism, whose principal exponents were I. Kant, J. G. Fichte, F. W. Schelling, and G. Hegel, and the materialism of L. Feuerbach. The principal achievement of this period was the creation of the logic of development—the dialectic. The term “classical German philosophy” is used by F. Engels in his work Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of Classical German Philosophy. Classical German philosophy is one of the sources of Marxism.

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