Georg Friedrich Meier

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Georg Friedrich Meier
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Born (1718-03-26)26 March 1718
Ammendorf near Halle
Died 21 June 1777(1777-06-21) (aged 59)
Giebichenstein

Georg Friedrich Meier (26 March 1718, Ammendorf near Halle – 21 June 1777, Giebichenstein) was a German philosopher and aesthetician. A follower of Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, Meier reformed the philosophy of Christian Wolff by introducing elements of John Locke's empiricist theory of knowledge.[1]

Meier studied philosophy and theology at the University of Halle, where he was a pupil of Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten. Meier succeeded Baumgarten as extraordinary professor, and became a full professor at Halle in 1748.[2]

Kant used Meiers' Vernunftlehre and its abridgment for students (Auszug) for almost forty years in his courses on logic.

Works[edit]

  • Gedancken von Schertzen, Halle 1744.
  • Anfangsgründe aller schönen Künste und Wissenschaften, Halle 1748–50 (3 voll.).
  • Vernunftlehre, Halle 1752.
  • Auszug aus der Vernunftlehre, Halle 1752 (reprinted in Kant's gesammelte Schriften Akademie Ausgabe, XVI, pp. 1-872 with the annotations by Kant).
  • Metaphysik, Halle vol. 1 (1755), vol. 2 (1756), vol. 3 (1757), vol. 4 (1759).
  • Versuch einer allgemeinen Auslegungskunst, Halle 1757.
  • Philosophische Sittenlehre Halle 1753-1761 (5 voll.).
  • Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten Leben, Halle 1763.
  • Beyträge zu der Lehre von den Vorurtheilen,Halle 1766.
  • Betrachtungen über die Schranken der menschlichen Erkenntniss', Halle 1775.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thiel, Udo (2006), "Meier, Georg Friedrich", in Haakonssen, Knud, The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Philosophy 2, Cambridge University Press, pp. 1202–3 
  2. ^ "Meier, Georg Friedrich", Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Macmillan Reference USA

Further Readings[edit]

  • Makkreel, Rudolf, The Confluence of Aesthetics and Hermeneutics in Baumgarten, Meier, and Kant, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 54(1) (1996): 65–75.
  • Riccardo Pozzo, Georg Friedrich Meiers „Vernunftlehre“. Eine historisch-systematische Untersuchung, Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt 2000. ISBN 3-7728-2023-9
  • Günter Schenk, Leben und Werk des halleschen Aufklärers Georg Friedrich Meier, Halle/Saale 1994. ISBN 3-929887-01-0.