|Birthname||Heinrich John Rickert|
|born on||25 May 1863 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )|
|Place||Danzig, Poland, 54n23, 18e40|
|Timezone||LMT m18e40 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||03°25' 25°26 Asc. 24°46'|
German philosopher, one of the leading neo-Kantians, known for his discussion of a qualitative distinction held to be made between historical and scientific facts. Contrary to philosophers like Nietzsche and Bergson, Rickert emphasized that values demand a distance from life, and that what Bergson, Dilthey or Simmel called "vital values" were not true values.
Rickert's philosophy was an important influence on the work of sociologist Max Weber. Weber is said to have borrowed much of his methodology, including the concept of the ideal type, from Rickert's work. Also, Martin Heidegger started out his academic career as Rickert's assistant, graduated with him and then wrote his habilitation thesis under Rickert.
He was professor of philosophy at the University of Freiburg (1894–1915) and Heidelberg (1915–1932).
He died on 25 July 1936 at age 73 in Heidelberg, Germany.
- associate relationship with Weber, Max (born 21 April 1864)
- (has as) student relationship with Carnap, Rudolf (born 18 May 1891)
- (has as) protégé relationship with Heidegger, Martin (born 26 September 1889)
Birth record in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file. (Lutheran Church birth and baptism entry).
- Vocation : Education : Teacher
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher