Karl Albert

Karl Albert (October 2, 1921, Neheim, Westphalia - October 9, 2008, Cologne), was a German philosopher and professor emeritus at Bergische Universität Wuppertal.

He studied at University of Cologne and University of Bonn. His 1950 dissertation On the Aesthetics of the Sublime in German Idealism was written under the supervision of professor Erich Rothacker at University of Bonn. In the years 1952-1955 he was an assistant of Joseph Koch (a Meister Eckhart scholar) at Thomas-Institut in Cologne. 1958-1970 he taught philosophy at a local Gymnasium. In this period he majored in linguistics and classics. Then until 1972 he was a Lehrbeauftragter at the Ruhr-Universität in Bochum. In 1973 Albert was appointed Professor of Philosophy at the Pädagogischen Hochschule Rheinland. In 1980 he changed to Wuppertal's Bergischen Universität. He died on 9 October 2008.

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