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Theodor Lipps

1851 - 1914

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Theodor Lipps (German: [lɪps]; 28 July 1851 – 17 October 1914) was a German philosopher, famed for his theory regarding aesthetics, creating the framework for the concept of Einfühlung (empathy), defined as, "projecting oneself onto the object of perception." This has then led onto opening up a new branch of interdisciplinary research in the overlap between psychology and philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodor Lipps has received more than 99,604 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Theodor Lipps is the 659th most popular philosopher (down from 634th in 2019), the 1,969th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,874th in 2019) and the 90th most popular German Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Theodor Lipps ranks 659 out of 1,081Before him are Zoilus, Ammonius Hermiae, Antonio Labriola, Hemachandra, Hermann Samuel Reimarus, and Gaius Marius Victorinus. After him are Aristo of Chios, Thomas Hill Green, Louis Couturat, Helmuth Plessner, Cheng Yi, and Robert Filmer.

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Among people born in 1851, Theodor Lipps ranks 34Before him are Charles Dow, Franz von Liszt, Guillaume Bigourdan, Bernhard III, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Désiré-Joseph Mercier, and Jacobus Kapteyn. After him are Melvil Dewey, Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, Charles Dupuy, Arne Garborg, Stephan Burián von Rajecz, and Jonas Basanavičius. Among people deceased in 1914, Theodor Lipps ranks 40Before him are Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Johann Wilhelm Hittorf, Giuseppe Mercalli, Jurji Zaydan, Charles Martin Hall, and Julio Argentino Roca. After him are Louis Couturat, Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky, George William Hill, John Muir, Ödön Lechner, and John Henry Poynting.

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Among people born in Germany, Theodor Lipps ranks 1,969 out of 6,142Before him are Friedrich Naumann (1860), Christoph Probst (1919), Friedrich Wieck (1785), Johann Georg Gmelin (1709), Hans-Hermann Hoppe (1949), and Franz Ernst Neumann (1798). After him are Louis VI, Elector Palatine (1539), Louis IV, Elector Palatine (1424), Gottfried Silbermann (1683), Heinrich Daniel Ruhmkorff (1803), Wilhelm Adam (1877), and Veit Harlan (1899).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Theodor Lipps ranks 90Before him are Ernst Nolte (1923), Andreas Karlstadt (1486), Franz Xaver von Baader (1765), Friedrich Albert Lange (1828), Johannes Oecolampadius (1482), and Hermann Samuel Reimarus (1694). After him are Helmuth Plessner (1892), Alfred Schmidt (1931), Rudolph Goclenius (1547), Johann Heinrich Alsted (1588), Ludwig Klages (1872), and Albert of Saxony (1316).