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Nohl, Herman
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(Oct 7, 1879, Berlin – Sep 27, 1960, Göttingen). After school and university studies (history, philosophy, Ger. lit.) in Berlin, Nohl gained his doctorate under W. Dilthey (1904) on “Socrates and Ethics.” His Habilitation in Jena on “The Worldviews of Painting” (1908) marked the beginning of his activity there as Privatdozent (until 1919/1920), which was interrupted by his participation in World War I (1915–1918). In 1920 came his appointment to a chair at Göttingen University, where he remained until reaching emeritus status. Hi…

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Koerrenz, Ralf, “Nohl, Herman”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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