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Moritz Schlick

1882 - 1936

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Friedrich Albert Moritz Schlick (; German: [ʃlɪk] (listen); 14 April 1882 – 22 June 1936) was a German philosopher, physicist, and the founding father of logical positivism and the Vienna Circle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Moritz Schlick has received more than 299,833 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Moritz Schlick is the 327th most popular philosopher (down from 259th in 2019), the 726th most popular biography from Germany (down from 511th in 2019) and the 46th most popular German Philosopher.

Moritz Schlick is most famous for his work in the philosophy of science. He was a professor at the University of Vienna and was killed by a Nazi sympathizer in 1936.

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Among philosophers, Moritz Schlick ranks 327 out of 1,081Before him are Aenesidemus, Heraclides Ponticus, Jean-Luc Nancy, Gemistus Pletho, Alexandre Koyré, and David Strauss. After him are Henri Lefebvre, Mazdak, Ramanuja, Crates of Thebes, Timon of Phlius, and Otto Neurath.

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Among people born in 1882, Moritz Schlick ranks 43Before him are Arthur Eddington, Bela Lugosi, Nicolai Hartmann, Robert H. Goddard, Boris Shaposhnikov, and René Coty. After him are Karol Szymanowski, Otto Neurath, Yanka Kupala, Friedrich Dollmann, John Rabe, and B. Traven. Among people deceased in 1936, Moritz Schlick ranks 35Before him are Elsa Einstein, Anne Sullivan, Charles Nicolle, Julius Schreck, Georg Michaelis, and Nikolai Ostrovsky. After him are Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Karl Pearson, Antoine Meillet, Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen, Henry Louis Le Chatelier, and Georgy Chicherin.

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Among people born in Germany, Moritz Schlick ranks 726 out of 6,142Before him are Johann Tetzel (1460), Hardy Krüger (1928), Gisela of Hungary (980), Amalie Auguste of Bavaria (1801), Wilhelm Liebknecht (1826), and John George I, Elector of Saxony (1585). After him are Manfred Gerlach (1928), Johann Joachim Becher (1635), Hermann von Salza (1170), Karl Harrer (1890), Thomas Anders (1963), and Frederick Augustus III of Saxony (1865).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Moritz Schlick ranks 46Before him are Rudolf Bultmann (1884), Adam of Bremen (null), Rudolf Otto (1869), Johann Reuchlin (1455), Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743), and David Strauss (1808). After him are Hermann Cohen (1842), Wilhelm Windelband (1848), Moses Hess (1812), Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann (1842), Gershom Scholem (1897), and Karl Rahner (1904).