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Hungarian philosopher; born at Erdö-Benye, Hungary, Nov. 12, 1859; educated at the gymnasia of Papa, Saros-Potak, and Zwolle, at the universities of Berlin and Halle (Ph.D. 1880), and at the Jewish Theological Seminary of Berlin (Rabbi, 1880). He lived in Berlin as rabbi from 1881 to 1883, and as journalist from 1883 to 1886. In 1886 he became privat-docent at the University of Zurich, and was in 1889 appointed professor at the polytechnic of that city. Since 1891 he has been professor of philosophy at the University of Bern.

Stein is the author of the following works: "Die Falaschas," Berlin, 1880; "Die Willensfreiheit bei den Jüdischen Philosophen des Mittelalters," ib.1882; "Berthold Auerbach," ib. 1882; "Eduard Lasker," ib. 1883; "Die Psychologie der Stoa," ib. 1886; "Die Erkenntnistheorie der Stoa," ib. 1888; "Leibniz und Spinoza," ib. 1890; "Friedrich Neitzsche's Weltanschauung und Ihre Gefahren," ib. 1893; "Das Erste Auftauchen der Sozialen Frage bei den Griechen," ib. 1896; "Die Soziale Frage im Lichte der Philosophie," Stuttgart, 1897 (2d ed. 1903; Russian and French transl. 1900); "Die Philosophie des Friedens," ib. 1899; "An der Wende des Jahrhunderts," ib. 1900; "Der Sinn des Dasenis," ib. 1904; and "Der Sociale Optimismus," ib. 1905.

Stein is now (1905) the editor of "Archiv für Geschichite der Philosophie" (since 1886), "Berner Studien zur Philosophie und Ihrer Geschichte" (since 1896), and "Archiv für Systematische Philosophie" (since 1897).

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