Arnór Hannibalsson

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Arnór.

Arnór Hannibalsson (1934 – 2012) was an Icelandic philosopher, historian, and translator and former professor of philosophy at the University of Iceland. He completed a master's degree in philosophy at the University of Moscow and a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

He was predominantly concerned with aesthetics, philosophy, history, epistemology,[1] and science. In 1975 he translated Roman Ingarden's On the Motives which led Husserl to Transcendental Idealism from Polish.[2] He also contributed to journals with articles such as "Icelandic Historical Science in the Postwar Period, 1944-1957".[3]

Arnór had strong anti-Communist views and was said to have been "extremely critical of the Icelandic Socialists" in his 1999/2000 book Moskvulínan: Kommúnistaflokkur Íslands og Komintern, Halldór Laxness og Sovétríkin.[4]

He was the son of Hannibal Valdimarsson, a former minister, and had several sons and one daughter, Thora Arnorsdottir.

He died on December 28, 2012.[5]

Main publications[edit]

  • 1978 Rökfræðileg aðferðafræði (Logical Methodology)
  • 1979 Siðfræði vísinda (Ethics of Science)
  • 1985 Heimspeki félagsvísinda (Philosophy of Society)
  • 1985 Um rætur þekkingar (The Roots of Knowledge)
  • 1987 Fagurfræði (Aesthetics)
  • 1987 Söguspeki (History Wisdom)
  • 1999 Moskvulínan: Kommúnistaflokkur Íslands og Komintern, Halldór Laxness og Sovétríkin (Moscow Line: The Communist Party of Iceland and the Comintern, Halldór Laxness and the Soviet Union)


  1. ^ "SOCIETY AND ECONOMY:EPISTEMOLOGY AND PRACTICE". Corvinus. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Loscerbo, John (31 July 1981). Being and Technology: A Study in the Philosophy of Martin Heidegger. Springer. p. 285. ISBN 978-90-247-2411-6. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Current digest of the Soviet press. American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. 1958. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Olesen, Thorsten B. (2004). The Cold War and the Nordic countries: historiography at a crossroads. University Press of Southern Denmark. p. 91. ISBN 978-87-7838-857-5. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
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