Hermann Lotze

1817 - 1881

Hermann Lotze

Rudolf Hermann Lotze (; German: [ˈlɔtsə]; 21 May 1817 – 1 July 1881) was a German philosopher and logician. He also had a medical degree and was well versed in biology. He argued that if the physical world is governed by mechanical laws, relations and developments in the universe could be explained as the functioning of a world mind. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Lotze has received more than 65,369 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 571st most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Hermann Lotze ranks 569 out of 1,005Before him are Hu Shih, Harriet Taylor Mill, John Austin, Huiyuan, Aeschines of Sphettus, and Gersonides. After him are Louis Couturat, Gongsun Long, Nicos Poulantzas, Ernst Troeltsch, Franz Rosenzweig, and Sergei Bulgakov.

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Among people born in 1817, Hermann Lotze ranks 21Before him are Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Charles Adolphe Wurtz, Maximilian de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg, Táhirih, Joseph Dalton Hooker, and Albert von Kölliker. After him are Antonio de Torres Jurado, Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, C. H. D. Buys Ballot, Austen Henry Layard, and José Zorrilla. Among people deceased in 1881, Hermann Lotze ranks 23Before him are Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Empress Dowager Ci'an, Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg, Eduard Heine, Ludwig von Benedek, and Archduchess Clementina of Austria. After him are Prince Frederick of the Netherlands, Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Daniele Comboni, Marie Laveau, Duke Alexander of Württemberg, and Johan Vilhelm Snellman.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hermann Lotze ranks 1,459 out of 3,763Before him are Johannes Steinhoff (1913), Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger (1775), Prince Oskar of Prussia (1888), William Ernest, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1876), Albert Bierstadt (1830), and Uri Avnery (1923). After him are Franz Anton Maulbertsch (1724), Jupp Derwall (1927), Amalia of Solms-Braunfels (1602), Hans Richter (1888), Wolfgang Borchert (1921), and Ernst Engel (1821).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Hermann Lotze ranks 72Before him are Hans Reichenbach (1891), Eric Voegelin (1901), Peter Sloterdijk (1947), Werner Jaeger (1888), Johann Bernhard Basedow (1723), and Karl Christian Friedrich Krause (1781). After him are Ernst Troeltsch (1865), Franz Rosenzweig (1886), Andreas Karlstadt (1486), Constantin von Tischendorf (1815), Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769), and Axel Honneth (1949).

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