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Edmund Husserl

German philosopher, known as the father of phenomenology

1859   -   1938

movement: Western philosophy
country of citizenship: Germany, Austria
educated at: University of Vienna, Leipzig University
occupation: mathematician, philosopher, university teacher
student of: Franz Brentano, Carl Stumpf, Karl Weierstraß, Wilhelm Wundt, Leopold Kronecker
influenced by: Bernard Bolzano, Carl Stumpf, René Descartes, Franz Brentano, Gottlob Frege, Immanuel Kant

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Edmund Gustav Albrecht Husserl (; German: [ˈʔɛtmʊnt ˈhʊsɐl]; 8 April 1859 – 27 April 1938) was a German philosopher who established the school of phenomenology. In his early work, he elaborated critiques of historicism and of psychologism in logic based on analyses of intentionality. In his mature work, he sought to develop a systematic foundational science based on the so-called phenomenological reduction. Arguing that transcendental consciousness sets the limits of all possible knowledge, Husserl redefined phenomenology as a transcendental-idealist philosophy. Husserl's thought profoundly influenced the landscape of 20th-century philosophy, and he remains a notable figure in contemporary philosophy and beyond. Husserl studied mathematics under the tutelage of Karl Weierstrass and Leo Königsberger, and philosophy under Franz Brentano and Carl Stumpf. He taught philosophy as a Privatdozent at Halle from 1887, then as professor, first at Göttingen from 1901, then at Freiburg from 1916 until he retired in 1928, after which he remained highly productive. Following an illness, he died in Freiburg in 1938.
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