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 259,649 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Moritz Schlick is the 259th most popular philosopher (down from 255th in 2019), the 511th most popular biography from Germany (down from 459th in 2019) and the 38th 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 259 out of 1,089Before him are Arcesilaus, Al-Ash'ari, Speusippus, Bias of Priene, Xenocrates, and Raymond Aron. After him are Bruno Bauer, Roger Garaudy, Al-Jahiz, Shen Kuo, Priscus, and Alain Badiou.

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Among people born in 1882, Moritz Schlick ranks 37Before him are Getúlio Vargas, Jacques Maritain, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Percy Williams Bridgman, Hans Geiger, and Bela Lugosi. After him are Rodolfo Graziani, Robert H. Goddard, Nicolai Hartmann, Yanka Kupala, Lluís Companys, and Boris Shaposhnikov. Among people deceased in 1936, Moritz Schlick ranks 23Before him are Louis Blériot, Grazia Deledda, Fuad I of Egypt, Ottorino Respighi, Buenaventura Durruti, and José Antonio Primo de Rivera. After him are Róbert Bárány, Hans von Seeckt, Karl Kraus, Premchand, Andrija Mohorovičić, and Anne Sullivan.

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Among people born in Germany, Moritz Schlick ranks 511 out of 5,289Before him are Friedrich Mohs (1773), Hans Baldung (1484), Friedrich Olbricht (1888), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1908), and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (1687). After him are Bruno Bauer (1809), John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1503), Ernst Udet (1896), Julius von Mayer (1814), Richard von Weizsäcker (1920), and Luz Long (1913).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Moritz Schlick ranks 38Before him are Max Stirner (1806), Rudolf Carnap (1891), Moses Mendelssohn (1729), Franz Brentano (1838), Ernst Bloch (1885), and Hans Jonas (1903). After him are Bruno Bauer (1809), Hugh of Saint Victor (1096), Adam of Bremen (null), Johann Reuchlin (1455), Rudolf Bultmann (1884), and David Strauss (1808).