Charles Andler

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Charles Philippe Théodore Andler (11 March 1866, Strasbourg – 1 April 1933, Malesherbes, Loiret) was a French Germanist and philosopher.

Life[edit]

Andler was born to a Protestant family in Strasbourg.[1] In 1887 and 1888, Andler failed to achieve his agrégation in philosophy, judged by Jules Lachelier, inspector-general in charge of philosophy, as showing "excessive bias" towards German philosophy. He therefore changed to take the German literature agrégation in 1889, passing out top of his class.[2] Andler became professor of German at the Sorbonne in 1901 and at the Collège de France in 1926. Amongst his works were writings on Nietzsche, a commentary on The Communist Manifesto, and a life of his friend Lucien Herr.

Works[edit]

  • Les origines du socialisme d'état en Allemagne, 1897
  • Collection de Documents sur le Pangermanisme, 4 vols, 1915–1917
  • Nietzsche, sa vie et sa pensée, 6 vols, 1920
  • Vie de Lucien Herr (1864-1926), 1932

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antoinette Blum, 'Charles Andler (1866-1933)', in L'affaire Dreyfus: dictionnaire, 2006, p/117-120
  2. ^ Robert Alun Jones, The development of Durkheim's social realism, Cambridge University Press, 1999

Further reading[edit]

  • Ernest Tonnelat, Charles Andler: sa vie et son œuvre, 1937