Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NameDr Erich CASSIRER
Birth27 Jan 1881, Berlin, Germany627,690
Death1963582
OccupationPhilosopher, then Art dealer
FatherIsidor CASSIRER (1859-1929)
MotherElse SOMMERGUTH (1857-1891)
Spouses
ChildrenManfred (1920-2003)
Notes for Dr Erich CASSIRER
Erich was first a philosopher and then an art dealer. He had a art shop in Berlin and specialised in Egyptian and Oriental art. He was a very fine connoisseur. He brought some of the objects with him when he came to London, and there used them as the basis to establish a small gallery.773 Werner Falk purchased some of these objects to help Erich be economically viable.

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Erich was born Jan. 27 1881 in Berlin, in 1913 living in Berlin, of Prussian nationality. He was at the Gymnasium in Berlin-Steglitz, and took an exam in 1902. He studied 2 semesters (2 terms equal 1 year) in Munich and 8 semesters in Marburg.

Erich Cassirer’s PhD dissertation was :
'Die allgemeinen Voraussetzungen des Berkeleyschen Systems.' (the general preconditions of Berkeley's system. - i.e. George Berkeley, 1685-1753.

The oral exam ('Rigorosum') was on March 5, 1913, with Cohen and Natorp as 'Referenten'.

[Information uncovered by Dr Adalbert Saurma, University of Heidleburg, from: Theses at the university of Marburg 1913: Abridged version printed by the Hof-Buchdruckerei in Weimar, 85 pages. Full version in 'Philosophische Arbeiten', ed. by Hermann Cohen (1842-1918) and Paul Nartorp (1854-1924), 8 (1914) 2. 690
Last Modified 7 Oct 2004Created 24 Jul 2023 by Jim Falk