Gomperz, Theodor, 1832-1912

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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.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Philodemus, ca. 110-ca. 40 B.C. De ira / [transcribed by Theodor Gomperz]. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
referencedIn Menger, Carl, 1840-1921. Carl Menger Papers, 1855-1985 (bulk 1867-1921). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Gomperz, Heinrich, 1873-1942. Theodor and Heinrich Gomperz collection, 1851-1934 (bulk 1870-1920). The Claremont Colleges, Claremont University Consortium
referencedIn Breuer, Josef, 1842-1925. Papers of Josef Breuer, 1859-1970 (bulk 1859-1925). Library of Congress
referencedIn Charcot, J. M. (Jean Martin), 1825-1893. J.M. Charcot correspondence, 1884-1892. Library of Congress
referencedIn Franz Clemens Brentano correspondence, 1867-1917. Houghton Library
creatorOf Theodore and Heinrich Gomperz collection, 1851-1934, 1870-1920 Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont, CA 91711
creatorOf Brentano, Franz Clemens, 1838-1917. Franz Clemens Brentano correspondence, 1867-1917. Houghton Library
creatorOf Gomperz, Theodor, 1832-1912. Letters, ca.1936. Houghton Library
referencedIn Josef Breuer Papers, 1859-1970, (bulk 1859-1925) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Brentano, Franz Clemens, 1838-1917. person
correspondedWith Breuer, Josef, 1842-1925. person
correspondedWith Charcot, J. M. (Jean Martin), 1825-1893. person
correspondedWith Gomperz, Heinrich, 1873-1942. person
associatedWith Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873 person
associatedWith Mach, Ernst, 1838-1916 person
associatedWith Menger, Carl, 1840-1921. person
associatedWith Philodemus, ca. 110-ca. 40 B.C. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Gomperz, Heinrich, 1873-1942--Correspondence
Classical philology
Diels, Hermann, 1848-1922--Correspondence
Gomperz, Theodor, 1832-1912--Correspondence
Philosophy, Ancient


Birth 1832-03-29

Death 1912-08-29




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