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Freyer, Hans
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(Jul 31, 1887, Leipzig – Jan 18, 1969, Ebersteinburg), philosopher and sociologist; 1922–1925, professor in Kiel; 1925–1947 in Leipzig; 1955–1963 in Münster. His first works were written in the spirit of the Jugendbewegung (youth movement) and under the influence of G. Simmel. In his scientific work he endeavored to lay the foundation for sociology as Wirklichkeitswissenschaft [science of reality] (1930); in addition, his political publications are to be reckoned as part of the “conservative revolution.” Then came studies in history and, later, in the soc…

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Großheim, Michael, “Freyer, Hans”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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