Johann Heinrich Abicht

Intro German philosopher
A.K.A. João Henrique Ablcht
Was Philosopher Professor Educator
From Germany Russia
Type Academia Philosophy
Gender male
Birth 4 May 1762, Volkstedt, Germany
Death 28 April 1816, Vilnius, Lithuania (aged 54 years)
Star sign Taurus

J.H. Abicht Johann Heinrich Abicht (4 May 1762 – 28 April 1816) was a German philosopher.

Biography

Abicht was born at Volkstedt [de] (now part of Rudolstadt). His grandfather was teacher and organist in Wilmersdorf, Gehren, and his father was a teacher in Volkstedt. Johann Abicht himself finished the college in Rudolstadt and visited the University of Erlangen in 1781. In 1784 he became controller at the house of chief equerry von Schall in Öhringen. Abicht made his magister in 1786 and his doctor in philosophy in 1790. In the same year, he was appointed adjunct and then extraordinary professor in the philosophical faculty. He became regular professor in 1796. On 4 August 1804 he was appointed professor of logic and metaphysics at the newly reorganised university of Wilna. He died at Wilna, aged 53. His philosophy is clearly influenced by Kant, later by Karl Leonhard Reinhold.

Publications

De philosophiae Kantianae ad theologiam habitu, 1788 Versuch einer Metaphysik des Vergnügens nach Kantischen Grundsätzen zur Grundlegung einer systematischen Thelematologie und Moral, 1789 Philosophie der Erkenntnisse, 1791 Hermias, oder Auflösung der die gültige Elementarphilosophie betreffenden Aenesidemischen Zweifel, 1794 Neues philosophisches Magazin zur Erläuterung und Anwendung des Kantischen Systems, 1789–1790, collaboration with Friedrich Gottlob Born [de]. Philosophisches Journal, 4 volumes, 1794–1795, collaboration

Sources

Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie – online version at Wikisource

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