Erich Rothacker

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Erich Rothacker
Born (1881-03-12)12 March 1881
Pforzheim, Grand Duchy of Baden, German Empire
Died 11 August 1965(1965-08-11)
Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Occupation Philosopher

Erich Rothacker (March 12, 1888 – August 11, 1965) was a German philosopher, a leading exponent of philosophical anthropology. His first major work, Logik und Systematik der Geisteswissenschaften (Logic of the Human Sciences, 1920), presents the view that actual historical individuals, whose cognitive equipment is partially created by a specific cultural community while at the same time constantly modifying it, are the elements that constitute the subject of knowledge, rather than a timeless universal entity as it is represented by Descartes or Locke.

Literary works[edit]

  • Einleitung in die Geisteswissenschaften (1920)
  • Logik und Systematik der Geisteswissenschaften (Logic of the Human Sciences, 1920)
  • Die Schichten der Persönlichkeit, 1938
  • Mensch und Geschichte, 1944
  • Probleme der Kulturanthropologie (Problems of the Anthropology of Culture, 1948)

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