Johannes Immanuel Volkelt (21 July 1848 in Lipnik near Biala, Austrian Galicia – 8 May 1930 in Leipzig) was a German philosopher.
Biography [ edit ]
He was educated at
Vienna, Jena, and Leipzig. He became professor of philosophy at Basel in 1883 and at Würzburg in 1889, and in 1894 was made professor of philosophy and pedagogy in Leipzig.
Philosophy [ edit ]
In philosophy his main efforts have been his opposition to
positivism and his attempt at a new metaphysical theory. His independent position was arrived at after successive periods in which he followed Hegel, Schopenhauer, and Hartmann.
Volkelt has written on aesthetics as well as on philosophy proper. His more important works are:
Pantheismus und Individualismus im System (1872) Spinozas
Die Traumphantasie (1875)
, a searching piece of criticism (1879) Kants Erkenntnistheorie
Aesthetische Zeitfragen (1895)
Arthur Schopenhauer, seine Persönlichkeit, seine Lehre, sein Glaube (1900)
Die Kunst des Individualisierens in den Dichtungen (1902) Jean Pauls
Phänomenologie und Metaphysik der Zeit (1925)
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