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Hans Vaihinger

1852 - 1933

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Hans Vaihinger (German: [hans ˈfaɪɪŋɐ]; September 25, 1852 – December 18, 1933) was a German philosopher, best known as a Kant scholar and for his Die Philosophie des Als Ob (The Philosophy of 'As if'), published in 1911 although its statement of basic principles had been written more than thirty years earlier. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Vaihinger has received more than 92,421 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Hans Vaihinger is the 511th most popular philosopher (up from 594th in 2019), the 1,420th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,672nd in 2019) and the 68th most popular German Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Hans Vaihinger ranks 511 out of 1,081Before him are Axel Honneth, Tom Regan, Bion of Borysthenes, A. J. Ayer, Hasdai Crescas, and Murray Bookchin. After him are Zeno of Sidon, Harriet Taylor Mill, Victor Cousin, Vasishtha, Liu Bowen, and André Gorz.

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Among people born in 1852, Hans Vaihinger ranks 30Before him are H. H. Asquith, Paul Bourget, Christian Krohg, Terauchi Masatake, Edmund Leighton, and Daniel Burley Woolfall. After him are Hipólito Yrigoyen, Victor Adler, Ion Luca Caragiale, Pietro Gasparri, John Louis Emil Dreyer, and Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg. Among people deceased in 1933, Hans Vaihinger ranks 28Before him are Knud Rasmussen, Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria, Henry Royce, Francesc Macià, and Louis Comfort Tiffany. After him are Kenji Miyazawa, Hipólito Yrigoyen, Raymond Roussel, Anagarika Dharmapala, Paul Painlevé, and Anna de Noailles.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans Vaihinger ranks 1,420 out of 6,142Before him are Ferdinand Georg Frobenius (1849), Leonhart Fuchs (1501), Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia (1860), Horst Ludwig Störmer (1949), Christian Friedrich Schönbein (1799), and Vasily Radlov (1837). After him are Reinhart Koselleck (1923), Thomas Tuchel (1973), Elisabeth of the Palatinate (1618), Archduchess Maria Anna Josepha of Austria (1654), Arthur Auwers (1838), and Hannah Höch (1889).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Hans Vaihinger ranks 68Before him are Ernst Troeltsch (1865), Leo Strauss (1899), Karl Löwith (1897), Karl-Otto Apel (1922), Annemarie Schimmel (1922), and Axel Honneth (1949). After him are Karl Korsch (1886), Carl Stumpf (1848), Conrad Celtes (1459), Eugen Fink (1905), Eduard Spranger (1882), and Werner Jaeger (1888).