Paul Natorp

[Revised entry by Alan Kim on April 12, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Paul Gerhard Natorp was one of the most prominent philosophers in Germany at the turn of the last
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[Revised entry by Alan Kim on April 12, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Paul Gerhard Natorp was one of the most prominent philosophers in Germany at the turn of the last century. Born in Dusseldorf on January 24, 1854, he began his university education at Bonn in classical philology under Hermann Usener, and continued at the University of Strassburg, but as he neared completion of his studies, he found himself unsatisfied with his work, and vexed by "a secret philosophical urge" (Natorp 1921f: 152 - 153; all translations by the author). It found its outlet when a friend...

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