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Cohen, Hermann
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(Jul 4, 1842, Coswig – Apr 4, 1918, Berlin). The philosopher and Jewish theologian Hermann Cohen was one of the intellectual leaders of liberal Judaism (III) and a cofounder of the neo-Kantian “Marburger Schule” (“Marburg school of thought”). His book on metaphysics, Logik der reinen Erkenntnis (1902), constructs a strict metaphysics that rejects sensory data as the starting point for the process of scientific philosophy. His Ethik des reinen Willens (1904) posits the “pure will” as the criterion of what is ethical; it does not focus on knowing the…

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Amir, Yehoyada, “Cohen, Hermann”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03129>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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