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Lotze, Rudolf Hermann
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(May 21, 1817, Bautzen – Jul 1, 1881, Berlin). After receiving degrees in medicine and philosophy, Lotze was appointed professor in Göttingen in 1844. His significance in the history of philosophy is twofold. He released philosophy from speculative Idealism by contrasting the realism of the natural sciences. He was also the author of an epistemology that was not naturalistically reducible, such as would be developed by Neo-Kantianism in the person of Lotze's student W. Windelband but also by phenomenology. Besides this systematic int…

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Steinmann, Michael, “Lotze, Rudolf Hermann”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13207>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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