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 66,067 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Hans Vaihinger is the 594th most popular philosopher (up from 612th in 2019), the 1,672nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,617th in 2019) and the 79th most popular German Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Hans Vaihinger ranks 594 out of 1,089Before him are Nicos Poulantzas, Mario Bunge, Andreas Karlstadt, Constantin von Tischendorf, Gersonides, and Antony Flew. After him are Ernst Nolte, Jan Patočka, Sivananda Saraswati, Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai, Axel Honneth, and Zisi.

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Among people born in 1852, Hans Vaihinger ranks 35Before him are Victor Adler, John Louis Emil Dreyer, Hipólito Yrigoyen, John Harvey Kellogg, Daniel Burley Woolfall, and Ion Luca Caragiale. After him are John Henry Poynting, Yamamoto Gonnohyōe, Friedrich Loeffler, Archduke Johann Salvator of Austria, Pietro Gasparri, and I. L. Peretz. Among people deceased in 1933, Hans Vaihinger ranks 34Before him are Louis Comfort Tiffany, Hipólito Yrigoyen, Kenji Miyazawa, Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria, Paul Painlevé, and Anna de Noailles. After him are Yamamoto Gonnohyōe, Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, Hasan Prishtina, Nitobe Inazō, Friedrich Zander, and Theodor Lessing.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans Vaihinger ranks 1,672 out of 5,289Before him are Walter Simons (1861), Otto Abetz (1903), Emil du Bois-Reymond (1818), Clemens Winkler (1838), Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1722), and Friedrich Ebert Jr. (1894). After him are Johann Georg Pisendel (1687), Paul Troost (1878), Louis, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine (1908), Ernst Nolte (1923), Matthias Sammer (1967), and Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1720).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Hans Vaihinger ranks 79Before him are Eric Voegelin (1901), Hermann Lotze (1817), Karl Christian Friedrich Krause (1781), Werner Jaeger (1888), Andreas Karlstadt (1486), and Constantin von Tischendorf (1815). After him are Ernst Nolte (1923), Axel Honneth (1949), Johannes Sturm (1507), Eugen Fink (1905), Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769), and Alfred Schmidt (1931).