Hannah Arendt
Johanna "Hannah" Arendt (/ˈɛərənt/ or /ˈɑrənt/; [ˈaːʀənt]; 14 October 1906 – 4 December 1975) was a German-born political theorist. Though often described as a philosopher, she rejected that label on ...
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Martin Heidegger
Martin Heidegger (/ˈhaɪdɛɡər, -dɪɡər/; [ˈmaɐ̯tiːn ˈhaɪdɛɡɐ]; 26 September 1889 – 26 May 1976) was a German philosopher, widely seen as a seminal thinker in the Continental tradition, pa...
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Max Weber
Karl Emil Maximilian "Max" Weber ([ˈmaks ˈveːbɐ]; 21 April 1864 – 14 June 1920) was a German sociologist, philosopher, and political economist whose ideas profoundly influenced social theory and socia...
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Emil Lask
Emil Lask (September 25, 1875 – May 26, 1915) was a German philosopher. A student of Rickert at Freiburg, he was a member of the Southwestern School of Neo-Kantianism.
Lask was made lecturer...
Ludwig Marcuse
Professor Ludwig Marcuse (February 8, 1894 in Berlin – August 2, 1971 in Bad Wiessee), was a philosopher and writer of Jewish origin.From 1933 to 1940 Marcuse lived in France, settling with other Germ...
Theodor W. Adorno bibliography
The following is a list of the major work by Theodor W. Adorno, a 20th-century German philosopher, sociologist and critical theorist associated closely with the Frankfurt School. This list also inclu...
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Iron cage
In sociology, the iron cage is a term coined by Max Weber for the increased rationalization inherent in social life, particularly in Western capitalist societies. The "iron cage" thus traps individual...
Max Horkheimer
Max Horkheimer (February 14, 1895 – July 7, 1973) was a German Jewish philosopher and sociologist who was famous for his work in critical theory as a member of the 'Frankfurt School' of social researc...
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Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Weizsäcker (June 28, 1912 – April 28, 2007) was a German physicist and philosopher. He was the longest-living member of the team which performed nuclear research...
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Life chances
Life chances (Lebenschancen in German) is a social science theory of the opportunities each individual has to improve his or her quality of life. The concept was introduced by German sociologist Max W...
Traditional authority
Traditional authority (also known as traditional domination) is a form of leadership in which the authority of an organization or a ruling regime is largely tied to tradition or custom. The main reaso...
Protestant work ethic
The Protestant work ethic (or the Puritan work ethic) is a concept in theology, sociology, economics and history which emphasizes hard work, frugality and diligence as a constant display of a person's...
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Monopoly on violence
The monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force, also known as the monopoly on violence (German: Gewaltmonopol des Staates), is the defining conception of the state as first expounded by soci...
Friedrich Pollock
Friedrich Pollock (22 May 1894 – 16 December 1970) was a German social scientist and philosopher. He was one of the founders of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt am Main, and a memb...
Walter Benjamin
Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin ([ˈvaltɐ ˈbɛnjamiːn]; 15 July 1892 – 26 September 1940) was a German philosopher and cultural critic. An eclectic thinker, combining elements of German idealism, Rom...
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Ernst Bloch
Ernst Bloch ([ˈɛʁnst ˈblɔχ]; July 8, 1885 – August 4, 1977) was a German Marxist philosopher.Bloch was influenced by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Karl Marx, as well as by apocalyptic and religiou...
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Verstehen
Verstehen ([fɛɐˈʃteːən], literally: "to understand") in the context of German philosophy and social sciences in general, has been used since the late 19th century – in English as in German – with the ...
Metaphysics of presence
The concept of the metaphysics of presence is an important consideration in deconstruction. Deconstructive interpretation holds that the entire history of Western philosophy with its language and trad...
Alexander Moszkowski
Alexander Moszkowski (15 January 1851 – 26 September 1934) was a German-Jewish satirist, writer and philosopher of Polish descent. He was the brother of the composer and pianist Moritz Moszkowski.He w...
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Eric Gutkind
Eric Gutkind (also: Erich) (9 February 1877 – 26 August 1965) was a German Jewish philosopher, born in Berlin.
His parents were Hermann Gutkind and Elise Weinberg (1852–1942).Eric Gutkind was...
Ernst Behler
Ernst Behler (born April 9, 1928 in Essen; died September 16, 1997 in Seattle) was a German philosopher. In 1976 he was Chairman of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Washin...
Language speaks
Language speaks (in the original German Die Sprache spricht), is a famous saying by Martin Heidegger. Heidegger first formulated it in his 1950 lecture Language (Die Sprache), and frequently repeated ...
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Albrecht Wellmer
Albrecht Wellmer (born July 9, 1933) is a prominent German philosopher at the Freie Universität Berlin.
He studied maths and physics at Berlin and Kiel, then philosophy and sociology at Heidelberg...
Edith Stein
Edith Stein, also known as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, OCD (German: Teresia Benedicta vom Kreuz, Latin: Teresia Benedicta a Cruce) (12 October 1891 – 9 August 1942), was a German Jewish...
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