University of Freiburg

university in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

The University of Freiburg (colloquially German: Uni Freiburg), officially the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg (German: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg), is a public research university located in Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The university was founded in 1457 by the Habsburg dynasty as the second university in Austrian-Habsburg territory after the University of Vienna. Today, Freiburg is the fifth-oldest university in Germany, with a long tradition of teaching the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences and enjoys a high academic reputation both nationally and internationally. The university is made up of 11 faculties and attracts students from across Germany as well as from over 120 other countries. Foreign students constitute about 18.2% of total student numbers.The University of Freiburg has been associated with figures such as Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, Rudolf Carnap, David Daube, Johann Eck, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Friedrich Hayek, Edmund Husserl, Edith Stein, Friedrich Meinecke, Max Weber, Paul Uhlenhuth and Ernst Zermelo. As of October 2018, 21 Nobel laureates are affiliated with the University of Freiburg as alumni, faculty or researchers, and 15 academics have been honored with the highest German research prize, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, while working at the university.
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Martin Heidegger

German philosopher

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Being and Time

Philosophy book by Martin Heidegger

author: Martin Heidegger

1927

Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics

book by Martin Heidegger

author: Martin Heidegger

1929 or 1981

Was ist Metaphysik?

book by Martin Heidegger

author: Martin Heidegger

1929

Contributions to Philosophy

book by Martin Heidegger

author: Martin Heidegger

1989

The Question Concerning Technology

book by Martin Heidegger

author: Martin Heidegger

1954

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Max Weber

German sociologist, philosopher, and political economist

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Economy and Society

German-language work in economics and sociology by Max Weber

author: Max Weber

1922

Ancient Judaism

book by Max Weber

author: Max Weber

Science as a Vocation

text of a lecture given in 1918 by Max Weber

author: Max Weber

1919

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Herbert Marcuse

German philosopher, sociologist, and political theorist

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Hans Magnus Enzensberger

German author, poet, translator and editor

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Hannah Arendt

Jewish-American political theorist

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