Gomperz, Theodor, 1832-1912

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Birth 1832-03-29
Death 1912-08-29
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German

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Gomperz was a professor of classical philology in Vienna.

From the description of Letters, ca.1936. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122372641

Biography / Administrative History

Philosopher and classics scholar Heinrich Gomperz, born in Vienna in 1873, was the son of philosopher Theodor Gomperz. While living in Vienna, Heinrich Gomperz was on the periphery of the Schlick Circle, a discussion group organized in 1924 by the physics professor Moritz Schlick. This discussion circle was pluralistic and committed to the ideals of the Enlightenment; The Circle sought to make philosophy scientific with the help of modern logic on the basis of scientific and everyday experience.

Heinrich Gomperz came to Southern California in 1936 as Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California when his position at the University of Vienna was eliminated. In 1938, Gomperz, who was Jewish, made the decision to permanently emigrate to the United States. He died in 1942. His widow, Ada, gave this collection of correspondence to long-time friends, Claremont Colleges professor Philip Merlan and his wife Franciszka.

From the guide to the Theodore and Heinrich Gomperz collection, 1851-1934, 1870-1920, (Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library.)

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  • Gomperz, Heinrich, 1873-1942--Correspondence
  • Philologists
  • Classicists--Austria--Correspondence
  • Classical philology
  • Gomperz, Theodor, 1832-1912--Correspondence
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Diels, Hermann, 1848-1922--Correspondence

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