Jakob Lenz

Jakob LenzIn existographies, Jakob Lenz (1751-1792) was a German philosopher, writer, and playwright, noted for []

Overview
In c.1669, Lenz studied under Immanuel Kant, who encouraged him to read Jean Rousseau.

In 1771, Lenz joined the Society of Philosophy and Beautiful Letters, a literary group, where he came in met Johann Goethe, who became his literary idol, and through him met Johann Herder.

In 1772, Lenz, in his First Principles of Morals, defined the nature of the urge towards completeness”, which he declared to be one of the fundamental impulses of human nature. [2]

In Dec 1776, Goethe permanently broke off with Lenz because of his “asininity”, as Goethe vaguely put it in his diary.

Quotes | By
The following are quotes by Lenz:

Morals must be based on firm and inviolable principles, and there are no actions that are more in conflict with human nature than those without a goal.”
— Jakob Lenz (1772), First Principles of Morals [1]

References
1. (a) Lenz, Jakob. (1772). First Principles of Morals. Publisher.
(b) Kuehn, Manfred. Kant: a Biography (pg. 208). Cambridge University Press.
2. Lovejoy, Arthur. (1933). The Great Chain of Being: a Study of the History of an Idea (pgs. 250-51). Harvard University Press, 1936.

External links
‚óŹ Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz – Wikipedia.

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