Hans Cornelius

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Johannes Wilhelm Cornelius (September 27, 1863 – August 23, 1947) was a German neo-Kantian philosopher.

Born in Munich, he originally studied mathematics, physics, and chemistry, graduating with a Ph.D. in 1886, before turning to philosophy. In 1894, he habilitated in philosophy and subsequently held a post in philosophy at the University of Munich (until 1903 as a Privatdozent). In 1910, Cornelius moved as a full professor to the "Akademie für Sozialwissenschaften", which four years later would become a department of the newly founded University of Frankfurt. Among his students in Frankfurt were Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno. He retired in 1928.

Cornelius died in 1947 in Gräfelfing.

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