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HARALD HøFFDING (11 March 1843 – 2 July 1931) was a Danish philosopher and theologian .

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* 1 Life * 2 Works * 3 Sources * 4 External links

LIFE

Born and educated in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
, he became a schoolmaster, and ultimately in 1883 a professor at the University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen
. He was strongly influenced by Søren Kierkegaard in his early development, but later became a positivist , retaining and combining with it the spirit and method of practical psychology and the critical school. The physicist Niels Bohr
Niels Bohr
studied philosophy from and became a friend of Høffding. The philosopher and author Ágúst H. Bjarnason was a student of Høffding.

Høffding's great-nephew was the statistician Wassily Hoeffding .

Høffding died in Copenhagen.

WORKS

His best-known work is perhaps his Den nyere Filosofis Historie (1894), translated into English from the German edition (1895) by B.E. Meyer as History of Modern Philosophy (2 vols., 1900), a work intended by him to supplement and correct that of Hans Brøchner , to whom it is dedicated. His Psychology, the Problems of Philosophy (1905) and Philosophy of Religion
Religion
(1906) also have appeared in English.

Among Høffding's other writings, most of which have been translated into German, are: Den engelske Filosofi i vor Tid (1874); Etik (1876); Psychologi i Omrids paa Grundlag af Erfaring (ed. 1892); Psykologiske Undersøgelser (1889); Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
(1889); Kontinuiteten i Kants filosofiske Udviklingsgang (1893); Det psykologiske Grundlag for logiske Domme (1899); Rousseau und seine Philosophie (1901); Mindre Arbejder (1899).

SOURCES

* This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain : Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Höffding, Harald". Encyclopædia Britannica . 13 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 561.

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