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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(16); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051613.

On Feuerbach's View of History


Zhang Liying

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Zhang Liying

College of Marxism, Chongqing Technology and Business University, Chongqing, China


Feuerbach, as a humanist, set up the essence of human beings with the concept of category, and believed that it was the object religious consciousness that first emerged from human beings and its transformation that determined the trend of different historical stages. The Christianity that was subordinate to God, the political religion that belonged to human beings, and the religion that belonged to "love" that determined the social content of human beings in different periods. In the historical perceptual activities, it is reason, will and love, as the essence of human beings, as the highest source and absolute rights, that provide the awareness and cognitive power of the existence of objects. In human history, the development of history can not go beyond the principle of the essence of category. Therefore, the infinite category consciousness determines the development inevitability, inheritance and conditionality of human history.


Feuerbach; view of history; essence of category

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Zhang Liying. On Feuerbach's View of History. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 16: 77-84. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051613.


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