FACTOID # 24: Looking for table makers? Head to Mississippi, with an overwhlemingly large number of employees in furniture manufacturing.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Heymann Steinthal

Heymann/Hermann Steinthal, German philologist and philosopher; born at Gröbzig, Anhalt, May 16, 1823; died at Berlin March 14, 1899. He studied philology and philosophy at the University of Berlin, and was in 1850 appointed privat-docent of philology and mythology at that institution. He was a pupil of Wilhelm von Humboldt, whose "Sprachwissenschaftliche Werke" he edited in 1884. From 1852 to 1855 Steinthal resided in Paris, where he devoted himself to the study of Chinese, and in 1863 he was appointed assistant professor at the Berlin University; from 1872 he was also privat-docent in critical history of the Old Testament and in religious philosophy at the Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judenthums. In 1860 he founded, together with his brother-in-law Moritz Lazarus, the "Zeitschrift für Völkerpsychologie und Sprachwissenschaft," in which was established the new science of racial psychology. Steinthal was one of the directors (from 1883) of the Deutsch-Israelitische Gemeindebund, and had charge of the department of religious instruction in various small congregations. May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... Events July 15 - San Paolo fuori le Mura church in Rome almost completely destroyed by fire September 10 - Peru December 2 - US President James Monroe delivers a speech to the U.S. Congress, announcing a new policy of forbidding European interference in the Americas and establishing American neutrality in future... Berlin (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,387,404 inhabitants (as of September 2004); down from 4. ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in Leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Philology is the study of ancient texts and languages. ... Philosophy (from the Greek words philos and sophia meaning love of wisdom) is understood in different ways historically and by different philosophers. ... There is no institution called the University of Berlin, but there are four universities in Berlin, Germany: Humboldt University of Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) Technical University of Berlin (Technische Universität Berlin) Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin) Berlin University of the Arts (Universität der Künste Berlin) This is...


Steinthal's principal works are: "Die Sprachwissenschaft W. von Humboldts und die Hegel'sche Philosophie" (Berlin, 1848); "Klassifikation der Sprachen, Dargestellt als die Entwickelung der Sprachidee" (ib. 1850), which appeared in 1860 under the title "Charakteristik der Hauptsächlichreedited and enlarged by the author and Misteli, as the second volume of the "Abriss der Sprachwissenschaft" (ib. 1893); "Der Ursprung der Sprache im Zusammenhang mit den Letzten Fragen Alles Wissens" (ib. 1851, 4th enlarged ed. 1888); "Die Entwickelung der Schrift" (ib. 1852); "Grammatik, Logik, Psychologie: Ihre Prinzipien und Ihre Verhältniss zu Einander" (ib. 1855); "Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft bei den Griechen und Römern" (ib. 1863, 2d ed. 1889-91); "Philologie, Geschichte und Psychologie in Ihren Gegenseitigen Beziehungen" (ib. 1864); "Die Mande-Negersprachen, Psychologisch und Phonetisch Betrachtet" (ib. 1867); "Abriss der Sprachwissenschaft" (vol. i.: "Einleitung in die Psychologie und Sprachwissenschaft," ib. 1871; 2d ed. 1881); "Allgemeine Ethik" (ib. 1885); "Zu Bibel und Religionsphilosophie" (ib. 1890; new series, 1895), consisting mainly of lectures delivered before the Gesellschaft der Freunde for the benefit of the Lehranstalt für die Wissenschaft des Judenthums. The first volume of his "Gesammelte Kleine Schriften" appeared at Berlin in 1880.


References

  • Bibliography: H. S. Morais, Eminent Israelites of the Nineteenth Century, Philadelphia, 1880, pp. 233-335;
  • Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon;
  • Allg. Zeit. des Jud. March 17 and 24, 1899;
  • Ost und West, July, 1903;
  • Th. Achelis, Heyman Steinthal, Hamburg, 1898 (in Holtzendorff-Virchow's Sammlung Gemeinverständlich-Wissenschaftlicher Vorträge). S.

1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

1911 version

STEINTHAL, HEYMANN (1823-1899), German philosopher and philologist, was born at Grobzig in Anhalt on the 16th of May 1823. He read philosophy and philology at the university of Berlin, where he graduated in 1850. From 1852 to 1855 he studied Chinese (language and literature) in Paris, and in 1863 became extraordinary professor of philology at Berlin. In his philosophic theories he sympathized with Moritz Lazarus, in conjunction with whom he founded in 1859 the Zeitschrift fr Volkerpsychologie und Sprachwissenschaft. Like Lazarus and the Herbartian school in general, he attached supreme value to psychology, and especially to the psychology of society, the study of which, combined with comparative philology, alone could give trustworthy results. In philology he was an admirer and disciple of Wilhelm von Humboldt, on whose methods he wrote several books.


His principal works are Der Ursprung der Sprache isa Zusammenhang mit den letzten. Fragen alles Wissens (1851; 4th ed., 1888); Kiassification der Sprachen (1850); Charakteristik der hauptsachlichen Tyfien des Sprachbaues (1860); Die Entwickelun~ der Schrift (1852); Grammatik, Logik, Psychologie, ihre Prinzipien, &c. (1885); Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft bei den Griechen und Rmern (1863; 2nd ed., 1889-1891); Die Mande-Negersprachen, psychologisch und phonetisch betrachiet (1867); Abriss der Sprachwissenschaft (2nd ed., 1881); Ailgemeine Ethik (1880); Zu Bibel und Ret-i gionsphilosophie (f 890 and 1895). His books on von Humboldt appeared in 1848, 1864 and 1867, and in 1884 he published an edition of his works.


Article References

By : Isidore Singer
  • 1911  (http://72.1911encyclopedia.org/S/ST/STEINTHAL_HEYMANN.htm)

This article incorporates text from the public domain 1901-1906 Jewish Encyclopedia. Please feel free to update it like any other article. This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Jewish Encyclopedia was an encyclopedia originally published between 1901 and 1906 by Funk and Wagnalls. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica ( 1911) in many ways represents the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Heymann Steinthal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (661 words)
Steinthal was one of the directors (from 1883) of the Deutsch-Israelitische Gemeindebund, and had charge of the department of religious instruction in various small congregations.
Achelis, Heyman Steinthal, Hamburg, 1898 (in Holtzendorff-Virchow's Sammlung Gemeinverständlich-Wissenschaftlicher Vorträge).
STEINTHAL, HEYMANN (1823-1899), German philosopher and philologist, was born at Grobzig in Anhalt on the 16th of May 1823.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m