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Guide to the Theodore and Heinrich Gomperz Collection
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Description
The collection consists mainly of correspondence of Theodore Gomperz and his son Heinrich Gomperz with friends and associates including Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Hendrich Jaques, Lily and Heinrich Braun, Hermann Diels, and Ernst Mach.
Background
Philosopher and classics scholar Heinrich Gomperz, born in Vienna in 1873, was the son of philosopher Theodor Gomperz. While living in Vienna, Heinrich Gomperz was on the periphery of the Schlick Circle, a discussion group organized in 1924 by the physics professor Moritz Schlick. This discussion circle was pluralistic and committed to the ideals of the Enlightenment; The Circle sought to make philosophy scientific with the help of modern logic on the basis of scientific and everyday experience.
Extent
1 linear foot
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.
Availability
Collection open for research.