Hermann Cohen

1842 - 1918

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Hermann Cohen (4 July 1842 – 4 April 1918) was a German Jewish philosopher, one of the founders of the Marburg school of neo-Kantianism, and he is often held to be "probably the most important Jewish philosopher of the nineteenth century". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Cohen has received more than 145,596 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Hermann Cohen is the 329th most popular philosopher (up from 345th in 2019), the 711th most popular biography from Germany (up from 797th in 2019) and the 47th most popular German Philosopher.

Hermann Cohen was a German philosopher who was most famous for his work on the philosophy of religion.

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Among philosophers, Hermann Cohen ranks 329 out of 1,267Before him are Moritz Schlick, Ramanuja, Moses Hess, Martianus Capella, Aristoxenus, and Johann Georg Hamann. After him are Edgar Morin, Wang Yangming, Justus Lipsius, Asanga, Thrasymachus, and Elena Cornaro Piscopia.

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Among people born in 1842, Hermann Cohen ranks 15Before him are Dominic Savio, Josef Breuer, Camille Flammarion, Paul Lafargue, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, and Okita Sōji. After him are Arrigo Boito, Georg Brandes, Vasily Vereshchagin, Giovanni Giolitti, James Dewar, and Ambrose Bierce. Among people deceased in 1918, Hermann Cohen ranks 33Before him are Fanny Kaplan, Lavr Kornilov, César Cui, Frederick Trump, Ferdinand Hodler, and Edmond Rostand. After him are Arrigo Boito, Paul Vidal de La Blache, Frank Wedekind, Lili Boulanger, István Tisza, and Eusebi Güell.

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Among people born in Germany, Hermann Cohen ranks 711 out of 7,253Before him are Louis Spohr (1784), Max Wolf (1863), Kurt Meyer (1910), Guillaume Henri Dufour (1787), Artur Axmann (1913), and Carlos Kleiber (1930). After him are Thomas Anders (1963), Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony (1722), Johann Bayer (1572), Alfred Hugenberg (1865), Kurt Schwitters (1887), and Clemens Brentano (1778).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Hermann Cohen ranks 47Before him are Franz Brentano (1838), Carl Gustav Hempel (1905), Rudolf Bultmann (1884), Rudolf Otto (1869), Moritz Schlick (1882), and Moses Hess (1812). After him are David Strauss (1808), Wilhelm Windelband (1848), Gershom Scholem (1897), Leo Strauss (1899), Karl Rahner (1904), and Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann (1842).