Edmund Husserl, the founder of the phenomenological movement in philosophy and the originator of transcendental phenomenology, was born on 8 April 1859 in Prossnitz, Moravia. He died on 27 April 1938 in Freiburg, Germany.
Husserl's early education emphasized mathematics and the natural sciences. He studied mathematics, physics, astronomy and philosophy at the University of Leipzig, and in 1878 studied in Berlin, a major center for mathematical research, under the mathematicians Karl Weierstrass and Leopold Kronecker who, strongly emphasizing the foundations of mathematics, likely nourished Husserl's early interest in philosophy. Husserl went on to complete a Ph.D. in mathematics under Weierstrass with a thesis on complex …
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Elveton, Roy. "Edmund Husserl". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 September 2003
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