Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher

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[Revised entry by Michael Forster on August 8, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, supplement.html] Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher (1768 - 1834) perhaps cannot be ranked as one of the very greatest German philosophers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (like Kant, Herder, Hegel, Marx, or Nietzsche). But he is certainly one of the best second-tier philosophers of the period (a period in which the second-tier was still extremely good). He was not only a philosopher, but also an eminent classical scholar and theologian. Much of his philosophical work was in the philosophy of religion, but from a modern philosophical point of view it is his hermeneutics (i.e., theory of interpretation) and his...

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