Alois Riehl

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Alois Adolf Riehl (German: [ʀiːl]; 27 April 1844 – 21 November 1924) was an Austrian philosopher. He was born in Bozen (Bolzano) in the Austrian Empire (now in Italy).

The brother of Josef Riehl, he was a Neo-Kantian and worked as a full professor of philosophy at Graz from 1878, then at Freiburg (from 1882 as a replacement for Wilhelm Windelband),[1] and finally in Berlin, where he commissioned Mies van der Rohe to design his house in Neubabelsberg.

For Riehl, philosophy was not the teaching of Weltanschauung, but principally a criticism of perception.

Riehl died in Neubabelsberg, near Potsdam,[1] and was buried in the Alter Friedhof in Klein-Glienicke.

His wife Sofie, was the aunt of Frieda Gross, the wife of the Austrian medical doctor, scientist and revolutionary, Otto Gross.

Selected works[edit]

  • Der Philosophische Kriticismus und seine Bedeutung für die positive Wissenschaft, 1876 – Philosophical criticism and its importance for the positive science.
  • Beiträge zur Logik, 1892 – Contributions to logic.
  • "The principles of the critical philosophy", 1894 (translated into English by Arthur Fairbanks) London, K. Paul, Trench, Trübner, & Co., Ltd, 1894.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, der Künstler und der Denker, 1897 – Friedrich Nietzsche: the artist and the thinker.
  • Zur Einführung in die Philosophie der Gegenwart, 1903 – An introduction to the philosophy of the present.
  • Systematische philosophie, 1907 (with Wilhelm Dilthey) – Systematic philosophy.
  • Der philosophische kritizismus, geschichte und system, 1908 – Philosophical criticism, history and system.[2]


  1. ^ a b Riehl, Alois (Aloys) at Deutsche Biographie
  2. ^ WorldCat Identities Most widely held works by Alois Riehl

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