„Spinozasstreit” – Polemika Jakobiego z Lessingiem i Mendelssohnem. Starcie irracjonalnej religijności z racjonalizmem i historycznym krytycyzmem [„Spinozasstreit” – Jakobi's Polemic with Lessing and Mendelssohn. The Clash of Irrational Religiosity with Rationalism and Historical Criticism]
This paper reconstructs the history of the so-called “Spinozasstreit.” The Spinozasstreit is a brief period in the intellectual history of German philosophy in the second half of the 18th century. The essence of the Spinozasstreit is a philosophical debate between Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Friedrich Johann Heinrich Jacobi, and Moses Mendelssohn. The point of controversy lies in the different points of views on such issues as the idea of God, God’s existence and nature, and the value of reason and faith in human cognition. The Spinozasstreit is an important debate within the German Enlightenment that expresses the conflict between rationalistic and irrationalistic approaches.
Received 6 December 2019, Revised 4 January 2020, Accepted 6 January 2020, Available online 7 January 2020
Konrad SzocikUniversity of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow