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Johann Friedrich Herbart
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Engraving by Conrad Geyer [de]
Born (1776-05-04)4 May 1776
Oldenburg, Duchy of Oldenburg
Died 14 August 1841(1841-08-14) (aged 65)
Göttingen, Kingdom of Hanover
Alma mater University of Jena
Era 19th-century philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School German idealism
Institutions University of Göttingen
University of Königsberg
Main interests
Logic, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics
Notable ideas
Pluralistic realism
Pedagogy as an academic discipline

Johann Friedrich Herbart ( 4 May 1776 – 14 August 1841) was a German philosopher, psychologist and founder of pedagogy as an academic discipline.

Herbart is now remembered amongst the post-Kantian philosophers mostly as making the greatest contrast to Hegel—in particular in relation to aesthetics.

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