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Alexius Meinong

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[Revised entry by Johann Marek on February 26, 2019. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, electronic-archives.html, notes.html, supplement.html] Alexius Meinong Ritter von Handschuchsheim (b. 1853, d. 1920) was an Austrian philosopher and psychologist who worked at the University of Graz from 1882 until his death. He initiated experimental psychology in Austria-Hungary by founding the first psychological laboratory there in 1894. However, he became primarily renowned for the so called theory of objects ([Gegenstandstheorie], 1904), a kind of a priori ontological account that introduces and considers...

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