Otto Liebmann

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Otto Liebmann (2 February 1840 – 14 January 1912) was a German philosopher.

Biography[edit]

He was born at Löwenberg and educated at Leipzig and Halle. He was made professor at Strassbnrg (1872) and went to Jena in 1882.

Philosophy[edit]

A forerunner of Neo-Kantianism, in his best-known book, Kant und die Epigonen, he deals with the philosophy after Kant, discussing Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, Fries, Herbart and Schopenhauer. Having credited Kant's philosophy (though criticizing it on the vital point of accepting a thing-in-itself), he focuses on what he sees as the shortcomings in the approaches of Kants successors. He frequently ends a section with the statement that one should return to Kant.

Works[edit]

  • Kant und die Epigonen, a critique of the followers of Kant urging a return to their master (1865) (Kant and his inferior successors)
  • Ueber die Freiheit des Willens (1866) (On free will)
  • Ueber den objektiven Anblick (1869) (On the objective point of view)
  • Vier Monate vor Paris, a journal published anonymously (1871)
  • Zur Analysis der Wirklichkeit (1876; 3rd ed. 1900) (About the analysis of actuality)
  • Die Klimax der Theorien (1884) (The climax of theory)
  • Geist der Transcendentalphilosophie (1901)
  • Grundriss der kritischen Metaphysik (1901) (Outline of critical metaphysics)
  • Gedanken und Tatsachen, 2 Bände (1882–1904) (Thoughts and facts)

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