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Hamann, Johann Georg(1730–1788)

Johann Georg Hamann, the German Protestant thinker and critic of the Enlightenment, was born in Königsberg. In no sense a professional philosopher, and largely self-educated, he made his living as a secretary-translator and later as a government warehouse manager in Königsberg.

Writings

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...

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