Hamann, Johann Georg (1730-1788) - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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Hamann's simplest writings were not intended for publication. These consist of his reflections following financial and spiritual crises he underwent on a business trip in 1758—Biblische Betrachtungen (Biblical meditations; 1758), Gedanken über meinen Lebenslauf (Thoughts on the course of my life; 1758–1759), and Brocken (Fragments; 1758). The Sokratische Denkwürdigkeiten (Socratic memorabilia; 1759) was his first public attack on the spirit of his century. A meditation on Socrates and his relation to Christ, it adumbrates the central concern of Hamann's intellectual career, the relation of philosophy to Christianity. Hamann saw himself as continuing the work of Martin Luther, under the different conditions of a later age. Whereas for Luther the problem had been the relation of faith to the "law," the established ecclesiastical and religious systems, the problem now concerned faith and philosophy.

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