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Título: Die bürgerliche Revolution in Deutschland ...
Condición del libro: Very Good
Second edition, published in the same year as the first. 'Bruno Bauer hat wohl die Revolution von 1848/49 zuerst "die bürgerliche Revolution" genannt und hat damit eine Auffassung begründen helfen, die bis heute herrschend geblieben ist' (Valentin II, p. 555). The book includes chapters on protest, German socialism and communism, and the March revolution in Frankfurt and Berlin. 'Bauer wrote brilliantly ironical "critiques" of recent historical developments in which he announced the downfall of Western philosophy and culture. For a time he collaborated with Arnold Ruge and with other left-wing Hegelians. But Bauer was as contemptuous of their revolutionary programs as he was of the bourgeois establishment. He attacked the inconsistencies and misconceptions of both groups; special class interests, he argued, are blindly one-sided, and the masses are so much dead matter, and inimical to the spirit. Only criticism, without presupposition, reservation, or special pleading, can be pure, can replace blindness with true conceptions, and can bring about the fundamental change in human consciousness that would really be liberating. History will, by its own "logic," bring about the transformation which no deliberate program can institute: what criticism has destroyed in thought today, history will destroy in fact tomorrow. Bauer justified these views by means of a metaphysic of consciousness, according to which the world is the projection of the ego. Matter is the as yet unclarified aspect of the world; evil social conditions are the product of uncritical and self-alienated principles. Christianity, for example, freed the ego from its thralldom to the material world, but only through an alienation of spirit from matter that had in its turn created a new burden. But Bauer held that once Christianity's historical roots are exposed, its self-alienating power is broken; hence the importance of criticism. The same must be done with other forms of human bondage: revolutionary programs which do not reach to the roots of consciousness are futile. Accordingly, Bauer attacked various reform movements as insufficiently radical' (Encyclopedia of Philosophy). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, vi, 295,  pp., later boards with original yellow printed covers and spine laid down, outside slightly dusty and inside some foxing, but overall a very good copy. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-13337499293
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