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 83,275 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Theodor Lipps is the 634th most popular philosopher (up from 723rd in 2019), the 1,874th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,957th in 2019) and the 87th most popular German Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Theodor Lipps ranks 634 out of 1,089Before him are Numenius of Apamea, Yang Xiong, Olympiodorus the Younger, Dharmakirti, Ludwig Klages, and Salomon Maimon. After him are Cebes, Eduard Zeller, Robert Filmer, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Chaïm Perelman, and Wang Bi.

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Among people born in 1851, Theodor Lipps ranks 34Before him are Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, George Francis FitzGerald, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Charles Joseph Bonaparte, Jacobus Kapteyn, and Melvil Dewey. After him are Arne Garborg, Franz von Liszt, Bernhard III, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Bernardino Machado, Charles Chamberland, and Aristide Bruant. Among people deceased in 1914, Theodor Lipps ranks 41Before him are Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Johann Wilhelm Hittorf, Giuseppe Mercalli, John Henry Poynting, Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky, and Jurji Zaydan. After him are Charles Martin Hall, Julio Argentino Roca, John Muir, Stevan Mokranjac, Ödön Lechner, and Prince Friedrich of Saxe-Meiningen.

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Among people born in Germany, Theodor Lipps ranks 1,874 out of 5,289Before him are Friedrich Loeffler (1852), Christian I, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg (1568), Walter Sickert (1860), Anna of Brandenburg (1487), Carl Ludwig Blume (1796), and Willi Münzenberg (1889). After him are Margravine Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg (1617), Otto von Lossow (1868), Golo Mann (1909), Otto Brunfels (1488), Augustin Bea (1881), and Jaromír, Duke of Bohemia (1000).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Theodor Lipps ranks 87Before him are Axel Honneth (1949), Johannes Sturm (1507), Eugen Fink (1905), Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769), Alfred Schmidt (1931), and Ludwig Klages (1872). After him are Franz Xaver von Baader (1765), Helmuth Plessner (1892), Friedrich Pollock (1894), Hermann Samuel Reimarus (1694), Theodor Lessing (1872), and Arnold Ruge (1802).