Otto Friedrich Gruppe

Philosopher, Deceased Person

1804 – 1876

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Who was Otto Friedrich Gruppe?

Otto Friedrich Gruppe was a German philosopher, scholar-poet and philologist who served as secretary of the Preussische Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Poems by Gruppe were set by Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss, Karl Löwe, and Franz Schreker. He rediscovered the cycle of Latin elegies by the Augustan poet Sulpicia and demonstrated their poetic value.

As a philosopher, he reacted against Hegel his teacher in Berlin, his work was attacked by Karl Marx, and severely criticised by others. But Gruppe was rediscovered as a philosopher by Fritz Mauthner in an article on Gruppe printed in Maximilian Harden's Die Zukunft 22. More recently, Gruppe has been interpreted as a precursor of Wittgenstein by Hans Sluga in 1980; his Gegenwart und Zukunft der Philosophie in Deutschland was reprinted in 1996.

Gruppe was born in Danzig and died in Berlin. His son was the mythographer Otto Gruppe.

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Born
Apr 15, 1804
Gdańsk
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Lived in
  • Gdańsk
Died
Jan 7, 1876
Berlin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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