The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Flügel, Otto

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Flügel, Otto
Edition of 1920. See also Otto Flügel on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

FLÜGEL, Otto, German philosopher: b. Lützen 1842. He studied at Schulpforta and Halle, and took up pastoral work; was made editor of the ‘Zeitschrift für exacte Philosophie im Sinne des Neueren Philosophischen Realismus,’ and in 1894 was one of the founders of ‘Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Pädagogik.’ He supports Herbartian realism, as opposed to New-Kantian speculations, yet he believes in the necessity of a revelation. Among his works may be mentioned ‘Die Spekulative Theologie der Gegenwart’; ‘Das Ich und die sittliche Idee im Leben der Völker (1892); ‘Über die persönliche Unsterblichkeit’ (1902); Monismus und Theologie’ (1908).