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Vaihinger, Hans (1852–1933)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-DC082-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Hans Vaihinger was a German philosopher and historian of philosophy. Much of his work was a response to Kant’s philosophy, and he contributed to the revival of interest in Kant at the end of the nineteenth century both in his published commentaries and in founding a journal and society for the discussion of Kant’s thought. He developed his own philosophy, the philosophy of ‘as-if’, which was derived from the Kantian notion of ‘heuristic fictions’.

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Adair-Toteff, Christopher. Vaihinger, Hans (1852–1933), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DC082-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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