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Lebensphilosophie
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The term Lebensphilosophie denotes a way of thinking that is important for the understanding of a broad spectrum of scholarly, artistic, and spiritual phenomena of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, especially in Germany. It features a speculative approach to being, based on the idea that life, rather than spirit, is the true foundation of the universe. Lebensphilosophie was espoused both by Jewish thinkers like Henri Bergson (1859–1941) …

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Hotam, Yotam, “Lebensphilosophie”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 15 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0442>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106



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