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Johann August Eberhard (1739–1809)

Eberhard, Johann August (ā’ber-härd). A German philosophical writer; born in Halberstadt, Aug. 31, 1739; died in Halle (?), Jan. 6, 1809. He first attracted attention with a ‘New Apology [or plea] of Socrates’ (1772), an attack upon the narrow theology of the day, to which succeeded ‘Universal History of Philosophy’ (1788); ‘Handbook to Æsthetic’ (1803–5); and other works from a Wolfian standpoint, in harmony with Leibnitz and opposition to Kant.