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Edmund Husserl

1859 - 1938

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Edmund Gustav Albrecht Husserl ( HUUSS-url, US also HUUSS-ər-əl, German: [ˈɛtmʊnt ˈhʊsɐl]; 8 April 1859 – 27 April 1938) was a German philosopher and mathematician 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edmund Husserl has received more than 1,548,108 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Edmund Husserl is the 60th most popular philosopher (up from 65th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Czechia (up from 10th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Czech Philosopher.

Edmund Husserl is most famous for his work in phenomenology, which is the study of the structures of consciousness.

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Among philosophers, Edmund Husserl ranks 60 out of 1,081Before him are Lucretius, Plotinus, Henri Bergson, Anaxagoras, Herbert Spencer, and Mikhail Bakunin. After him are Gorgias, Pliny the Elder, Ludwig Feuerbach, Peter Abelard, George Berkeley, and Johann Gottlieb Fichte.

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Among people born in 1859, Edmund Husserl ranks 5Before him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Pierre Curie, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Henri Bergson. After him are John Dewey, Knut Hamsun, L. L. Zamenhof, Svante Arrhenius, Georges Seurat, Alfred Dreyfus, and Billy the Kid. Among people deceased in 1938, Edmund Husserl ranks 2Before him is Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. After him are Kanō Jigorō, Georges Méliès, Karel Čapek, Konstantin Stanislavski, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Béla Kun, Nikolai Bukharin, Karl Kautsky, Faustina Kowalska, and Charles Édouard Guillaume.

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Among people born in Czechia, Edmund Husserl ranks 9 out of 973Before him are Jan Hus (1369), Gustav Mahler (1860), Antonín Dvořák (1841), John Amos Comenius (1592), Oskar Schindler (1908), and Bedřich Smetana (1824). After him are Milan Kundera (1929), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), Václav Havel (1936), Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1316), Ferdinand Porsche (1875), and Miloš Forman (1932).


Among philosophers born in Czechia, Edmund Husserl ranks 2Before him are John Amos Comenius (1592). After him are Hans Kelsen (1881), Karl Kautsky (1854), Bernard Bolzano (1781), Jerome of Prague (1379), Vilém Flusser (1920), Jan Patočka (1907), Karel Kosík (1926), Jan Mukařovský (1891), František Tomášek (1899), and Tomáš Halík (1948).