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Eberhard, Johann August (1739–1809)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-DB023-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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A German philosopher and theologian, Eberhard was trained in the rationalist tradition of Christian Wolff, but was also influenced by the more empirical ‘popular philosophy’ of the Enlightenment. Although a prolific author, who wrote on virtually every area of philosophy, he is best known today for his controversies with the two foremost German thinkers of his time, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing and Immanuel Kant.

Citing this article:
Allison, Henry E.. Eberhard, Johann August (1739–1809), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DB023-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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