Karl Albert

Karl Albert (2 October 1921 – 9 October 2008) was a German philosopher and professor emeritus at ''Bergische Universität'' Wuppertal.

Born in Neheim, a borough of the Westphalia town of Arnsberg, Albert studied at University of Cologne and University of Bonn. His 1950 dissertation ''On the Aesthetics of the Sublime in German Idealism'' was written under the supervision of professor Erich Rothacker at University of Bonn. In the years 1952–1955 he was an assistant of Joseph Koch (a Meister Eckhart scholar) at Thomas-Institut in Cologne. 1958–1970 he taught philosophy at a local ''Gymnasium''. In this period he majored in linguistics and classics. Then until 1972 he was a ''Lehrbeauftragter'' at the ''Ruhr-Universität'' in Bochum. In 1973 he was appointed Professor of Philosophy at the ''Pädagogischen Hochschule Rheinland''. In 1980 he changed to Wuppertal's ''Bergischen Universität''. Albert died in Cologne a week past his 87th birthday. Provided by Wikipedia
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