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...Widmann, Meinrad Meinrad Widmann was born in Langerringen near Augsburg in 1733 and died in the Benedictine monastery of Elchingen near Ulm in 1794. The son of a headmaster, he was baptized Franciscus Antonius. Having attended the Jesuit...
...August Wilhelm Wlochatius was born in Darkehmen, Prussia (now Oz’orsk, Russia), a village lying about a 100 km east of Königsberg, in 1744. Wlochatius taught philosophy at Königsberg as a younger colleague of Immanuel Kant and a disciple...
...Karl Christian Flatt was born in Stuttgart on 18 August 1772 and died there on 20 November 1843. He was the younger brother of Johann Friedrich Flatt . From 1789, he studied Protestant theology und philosophy in Tübingen under both his...

Windelband, Wilhelm (1845–1915)

Christopher Adair-Toteff

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...Wilhelm Windelband was a German philosopher, a historian of philosophy, and a member of the “Southwest School of Neo-Kantianism.” Windelband was born on May 11, 1848, in Potsdam, and after attending schools there he studied...

Jodl, Friedrich (1849–1914)

Anne Siegetsleitner

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...Friedrich Jodl was one of the most important German-Austrian philosophers and liberal secular humanists in the philosophical tradition of positivism and empiricism. He was born on August 23, 1849, in Munich, Germany, into a bourgeois family...

Kojève, Alexandre (1902–1968)

Jeff Love

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...Life and career Alexandre Kojève was born Aleksandr Vladimirovich Kozhevnikov (Александр Владимирович Кожевников) on April 28 (Old Style), 1902, in Moscow, Russia. Kojève belonged to an affluent and prominent Moscow family. His uncle...
...Throughout a philosophical career spanning more than half a century, Philippa Foot has been acclaimed for her rigorous, original, and inspirational scholarship and teaching. She was born Philippa Ruth Bence on 3 October 1920 in Owston...
...August Wilhelm Hupel was born on 25 February 1737 in Buttelstedt in the vicinity of Weimar. He was the son of a pastor. Hupel studied theology and philosophy at the university in Jena and moved to the Baltic countries in 1757. After a few...
...Ludwig Martin Träger was born in February 1742 in Saarbrücken, where he received his early education before moving in 1762 to Jena to study theology and philosophy at the local university. There he attended the classes of Immanuel Walch ,...
...Paul-Henri Thiry Baron d’Holbach was born in Edesheim (Palatine) in 1723 and died on 21 January 1789. Little is known about his parents: Rousseau mentions that Holbach’s father had lifted himself out of obscurity. Holbach came to Paris when...