Alexius von Meinong

Alexius von Meinong was born to a noble German family in Lemberg, which was part of Austria and later became part of Poland. Today it is called Lviv and is in Ukraine.

He was an Austrian philosopher who worked at the University of Graz.

He was a student of Franz Brentano and is most famous for his belief in nonexistent objects.

He attended the University of Vienna, where he got his bachelor’s and doctor’s degrees.

Between 1882 and 1889, he worked at the University of Graz as a Professor Extraordinarius. Between 1889 and 1920, he served there as Ordinary Professor and Chair of Philosophy.

He died in 1920 in Graz, Austria.

Major Works of Alexius von Meinong

– Über Gegenstandstheorie, lead article in A. Meinong (ed.), Untersuchungen zur Gegenstandstheorie und Psychologie, Leipzig: Barth, 1904
– Über Annahmen, 2nd ed., Leipzig: Barth, 1910
– Über Möglichkeit und Wahrscheinlichkeit, Leipzig: Barth, 1915
– Über emotionale Präsentation, report of the Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna, 1917

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