Sein Leben und seine Wissenschaft vom Menschen
mit einem Vorwort von Prof. Dr. Georg Rudinger
1. Edition 2011
Bonner Schriften zur Universitäts- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte -
In recent years research spotlighted Erich Rothacker (1888-1965) again. Historians, philosopher and humanists, particulary interested in Philosophical Anthropology, rediscovered his life and ideas.This book is a depiction of both the biography and the opus magnum with a focus on interpendences of Rothacker's 'daily life' approaches and academic ideas . Starting with the family tradition and his youth the study then describes his academic socialization as student and young professor. Rothacker's important books and essays in the fields of philosophy, cultural theory and personality psychology are chronologically analyzed for an insight into the developement of his ideas. Rothacker's attitude towards the national socialist regime and his thoughts in the field of political ideology are illustrated in a detailed chapter. The denazification is as much highlighted as the further developement of his thinking past World War II. Notably, a further emphasis is placed on the significance of Rothacker's "stratification theory" of personality in the history of psychology.