Edmund Husserl

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Birthday
8, 1859
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
Apr 27, 1938 (79)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
8, 1859
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
Apr 27, 1938 (79)

About

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.

Trivia

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.