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Kuno Fischer (1824–1907)

Fischer, Kuno (fish’er). A German historian of philosophy; born at Sandewalde, in Silesia, July 23, 1824; died on July 4, 1907. He is of the school of Hegel. His principal writings are: ‘Diotima: The Idea of the Beautiful’ (1849); ‘Logic and Metaphysics, or the Doctrine of Science’ (1852); ‘History of Modern Philosophy’ (8 vols., 1852–93), his greatest work, written in the form of brilliant monographs on Descartes, Kant, Fichte, Schelling, and other great philosophers, down to Schopenhauer; ‘Francis Bacon and his Successors’ (1856); ‘Lessing’s Nathan the Wise’ (1864); ‘Spinoza’s Life and Character’ (1865); ‘Origin and Evolution-Forms of Wit’ (1871). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).