Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Translating the EnlightenmentScottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Fania Oz-Salzberger

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205197

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205197.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 23 January 2021

Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi: ‘Anti-Rationalism’ and the Civic Discourse

Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi: ‘Anti-Rationalism’ and the Civic Discourse

(p.257) 11 Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi: ‘Anti-Rationalism’ and the Civic Discourse
Translating the Enlightenment

Fania Oz-salzberger

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the influence of Adam Ferguson's works on German philosopher Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi. It states that Jacobi was a lifelong admirer of Ferguson and he was Ferguson's most sympathetic and politically minded 18th century German. However, this does not fit his prevalent image of being a mystical metaphysician, a fervent anti-rationalist theist, and a leader of a German Counter-Enlightenment movement whose archenemy was Voltaire.

Keywords:   Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Ferguson, Voltaire, Counter-Enlightenment movement

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .