Hugo Spitzer

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Hugo Spitzer (born April 7, 1854 in Einöd , Styria , † December 30, 1936 in Graz ) was an Austrian philosopher and sociologist .


On November 13, 1871, Spitzer became a member of the B! Arminia Graz.

Hugo Spitzer taught philosophy and sociology at the University of Graz . At his instigation, the seminar for philosophical sociology was established there. He was a supporter of Ernst Haeckel .


  • About the origin and meaning of hylozoism . A philosophical study. Leutschner and Lubensky, Graz 1881.
  • Nominalism and realism in the latest German philosophy with consideration of their relationship to modern natural science. Graz 1876.


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Individual evidence

  1. Günther Cerwinka: “It dawns on me…” Hugo Spitzer's memories (B! Arminia Graz 1875). In: Acta Studentica. Episode 181, September 2012, pp. 10–15.