He joined the Jesuits at age 18 and earned a doctorate in philosophy and theology, after which he taught ethics, philosophy and theology in Linz, Graz and Vienna. He was a contemporary of Johann Baptiste Horvath, Andreas Jaszlinszky and Leopold Biwald.
Among his published works is Philosophia naturalis seu physica generalis et particularis (Vienna, 1755), in two parts, for which a scanned copy of the first part (Physica Generalis) is available online. Physica Generalis deals primarily with mechanics, including fluid mechanics and gravity.
- "Redlhamer, Joseph". Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie.
- Redlhamer, Joseph (1755). Philosophia Naturalis. Trattner.
- De Backer, Augustin (1858). Bibliothèque des écrivains de la Compagnie de Jésus ou Notices bibliographiques. L. Grandmont-Donders. p. 626.
- Gurr, John Edwin (1959). The principle of sufficient reason in some scholastic systems, 1750-1900. Marquette University Press.
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