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Hermesianism


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The system of philosophical and theological doctrines taught by Georg Hermes (1775–1831), professor of theology at Münster. Holding that our only certain knowledge was of ideas actually present in the mind, he taught that the criterion of objective truth must be found in our subjective beliefs. He held that, starting from this principle, the existence of God could be proved by theoretical reason, and that the possibility of supernatural revelation could then be demonstrated.

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