Who is Hans Hahn?

Who is Hans Hahn?

June 25, 2021 Off By Felso

He was an Austrian philosopher and mathematician who lived from 27 September 1879 to 24 July 1934.

Born as a civil servant in Vienna, Hahn began studying law at the University of Vienna in 1898. After a year of law education at this school, he transferred to the mathematics department of the same school. He studied mathematics at the universities of Strasbourg, Munich and Göttingen, and in 1902 he completed his doctorate as a student of Gustav von Escherich.

Hahn, who joined the Austrian army in 1915 and participated in the First World War, returned to his country when he was seriously injured in the war and continued to work as a professor at Bonn University.

Before the First World War, Hahn was part of a philosophy group working on positivism with Otto Neurath and Phillip Frank, and continued his work in philosophy after the war. After meeting Moritz Schlick, he became one of the architects of the Vienna Circle Philosophers who were at the center of logical positivist thought in the 1920s. Hahn, who also taught Kurt Gödel, died in 1934, when he was 55 years old, after succumbing to cancer.

Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook