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Masaryk, TomÁŠ Garrigue(1850–1937)

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, a Czech statesman and philosopher, and president of Czechoslovakia from 1918 to 1935, was born in Hodonín, Moravia. His political career belongs to history; of interest to students of philosophy is the fact that he studied philosophy at the University of Vienna from 1872 to 1876 under Franz Brentano. He spent the year 1876–1877 at Leipzig, where Wilhelm Wundt was his teacher and Edmund Husserl and Richard Avenarius were fellow students. In 1879 Masaryk became Privatdozent at Vienna, submitting Der Selbstmord als sociale Massenerscheinung (Vienna, 1881) as his habilitation thesis. In 1882 Masaryk became professor of philosophy at the Czech University in Prague, where he soon made his mark as a politician and writer in Czech. Základové konkretné logiky (The foundations of concrete logic; Prague, 1885; German translation...

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