Johann Georg Hamann


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Johann Georg Hamann (27 August 1730 – 21 June 1788) was a noted German philosopher, a main proponent of the Sturm und Drang movement, and associated by historian of ideas Isaiah Berlin with the Counter-Enlightenment.

He was destined for the pulpit, but became a clerk in a mercantile house, and afterward held many small public offices, devoting his leisure to study. He wrote under the ... more »

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  • ''Lies, fables and romances must needs be probable, but not the truth and foundation of our faith.''
    Johann G. Hamann (1730-1788), German religious philosopher. Band I, p. 406, Schriften, ed. F. Roth, Berlin (1821-1843).
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