Carl Siegel (philosopher)

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Carl Siegel (born August 19, 1872 in Neuwaldegg ; † February 14, 1943 Graz ) was an Austrian mathematician and philosopher .


Carl Siegel, son of the legal historian Heinrich Siegel , studied mathematics and philosophy at the University of Vienna from 1890 to 1894 . At the beginning of his studies he became a member of the Corps Symposion. In the summer semester of 1893 he went for one semester to study mathematics at the Georg-August University in Göttingen . In 1894 he was promoted to Dr. phil. PhD.

After working as an assistant at the chair for higher mathematics at the German Technical University in Brno in 1895 and 1896 and passing the teaching examination for philosophical propaedeutics in 1898 and then teaching in Brno and Vienna, he qualified as a professor in 1900 at the DTH Brno in philosophy and in 1904 at the university Vienna in theoretical philosophy . In 1913 he was appointed associate professor of philosophy at the University of Chernivtsi and in 1919 he was appointed full professor. In 1927 the University of Graz appointed him full professor of philosophy. In 1937 he retired.

Siegel worked in the fields of the history of philosophy , methodology of the natural sciences and epistemology . His estate is kept at the Graz University Library.


Individual evidence

  1. Kösener Corpslisten 1960, 137 , 13
  2. ^ WorldCat
  3. ↑ Legacy collection of the Graz University Library: information sheet

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