Friedrich Eduard Beneke (Beneke Friedrich Eduard)( German psychologist and philosopher.)
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Biography Friedrich Eduard Beneke (Beneke Friedrich Eduard)
Born in Berlin on February 17, 1798, was educated at the universities of Berlin and Halle. He studied theology under the guidance of Schleiermacher, then turned to philosophy, with particular attention to the British, as well as the ideas of Schopenhauer, Vries, Jacobi. In 1832 he was appointed extraordinary professor of philosophy at Berlin University. Beneke criticized the theory of innate ideas and abilities, and believed that all philosophy should be based on empirical psychology. Among his major works - Psychological Sketches (Psychologische Skizzen, Bd. 1-2, 1825-1827), Applied Psychology (Pragmatische Psychologie, 1832), New Psychology (Die Neue Psychologie, 1845). Estimated date of death between March (when it disappeared) and July (when it was found his body) 1854.