Who is Richard Avenarius?

Who is Richard Avenarius?

June 26, 2021 Off By Felso

(b. 1843 – d. 1896) was a German philosopher.

Avenarius, who developed the theory of knowledge known as empirio-criticism, opposed all kinds of metaphysics with an extreme positivist understanding and accepted only what was given in pure experience as knowledge.

He worked as a lecturer at the University of Leipzig and the University of Zurich.