Edmund Husserl


Birthday April 8, 1859

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Czech Republic

DEATH DATE Apr 27, 1938 (79)

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Continental philosopher and mathematician who pioneered the field of phenomenology. He saw experience as being equal to empiricism.

Before Fame

He studied mathematics, physics, and astronomy at the University of Leipzig from 1876 until 1878. He was taught by Wilhelm Wundt, a founder of modern psychology, at Leipzig.


His 1891 work Philosophie der Arithmetik. Psychologische und logische Untersuchungen was strongly criticized by Gottlob Frege.

Family Life

He divorced Malvine Steinschneider in 1901.

Associated With

He wrote a work that influenced the philosophy of Jean Paul Sartre.