Rudolf Haller

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Rudolf Haller (born April 17, 1929 in Sankt Gallen (Styria) , † February 14, 2014 in Graz ) was an Austrian philosopher . He was a full professor for basic philosophical research at the Karl Franzens University in Graz .

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Haller received his doctorate after studying philosophy, philosophical sociology, history and art history in Graz and then went to Oxford University for further studies . In 1961 he was appointed to Graz as a university professor, where he was full professor from 1967 until his retirement in 1997 .

With his work, Haller contributed to the reappraisal of Austrian philosophy, as a direction interested in language criticism and language analysis . This suggested u. a. in work on Ernst Mach, Ludwig Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle . He was in charge of critical editions of works by Franz Brentano , Alexius Meinong , Otto Neurath, among others .

Among other things, he founded the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society , the documentation and research center for Austrian philosophy and the Graz Philosophical Studies .

Works (selection)

  • Neopositivism: a historical introduction to the philosophy of the Vienna Circle , wb Darmstadt 1993
  • To Canania. Approaching the modern . Ed. V. Rudolf Haller. Vienna: Böhlau 1996

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