Karl Theodor Bayrhoffer

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Karl Theodor Bayrhoffer

Karl Theodor Bayrhoffer (October 14, 1812 – 3 February 1888) was a German American philosopher and publicist, from 1838 to 1846 professor of philosophy in the University of Marburg.

He became a member of the Diet of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) in 1848, and in 1850 was President of the Chamber. After the defeat of his party (Democratic) he came to the United States in 1852[1] and settled in Wisconsin as a farmer, though from 1866 he lived principally by his pen.

In his early writings, notably in Idea and History of Philosophy (1838), he appears as a zealous disciple of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Afterward he became a champion of German Catholicism and wrote Researches into the Essence, History, and Criticism of Religion (1849).

Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead. 


  1. ^ "Karl Theodor Bayrhoffer" (in German).