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Erdmann, Johann Eduard
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(Jun 13, 1805, Wolmar, Livonia – Jun 12, 1892, Halle), philosopher. Studies in Berlin (theology and philosophy) made Erdmann, previously influenced by F.D.E. Schleiermacher, an adherent of G.W.F. Hegel. As a pastor in Wolmar, he received his Habilitation in philosophy from Berlin in 1834; he became professor of philosophy in Halle in 1839. His studies on the history of philosophy (esp. on G.W. Leibniz and B. de Spinoza) led him beyond Hegel as philosopher of religion. Erdmann found philosophy and religion to differ in form and content and sought to accommodate the…

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Bitter, Stephan, “Erdmann, Johann Eduard”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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