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LASSON, ADOLF:

German philosophical writer; born at Alt-Strelitz, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, March 12, 1832; educated at the Gymnasium Carolinum, Neu-Strelitz, and the University of Berlin (1848-52; classical philology and law). In 1858 he became teacher at the Friedrichsgymnasium, and from 1859 to 1897 he occupied the same position at the Louisenstädtisches Real-Gymnasium. In 1861 he took the Ph. D. degree at Leipsic University, and in 1877 became privat-docent in philosophy at Berlin University. Since 1874 he has lectured on the history of German literature at the Viktoria Lyceum. He embraced Christianity in 1853, and at present holds the position of honorary professor at the University of Berlin.

Lasson has written the following works: "J. H. Fichte im Verhältniss zu Kirche und Staat," 1863; "Meister Eckhart" and "Das Kulturideal und der Krieg," 1868; "Prinzip und Zukunft des Völkerrechts," 1871; "System der Rechtsphilosophie," 1881; "Entwickelung des Religiösen Bewusstseins der Menschheit," 1883; "Zeitliches und Zeitloses," eight lectures, 1890; "Sint ut Sunt, Wider die Neucrer"; "Das Unendlich Kleine im Wirtschaftlichen Leben," 1891; "Lotterie und Volkswirtschaft," 1894; "Das Gedächtnis," 1894; "Handelsinteressen und Grundbesitzinteressen," 1896; "Der Leib," 1898. He also edited a translation into German of Giordano Bruno's "De Causa" (3d ed. 1902), and a small volume of religious poetry entitled "Herzensstille," 1868.

Bibliography:
  • Das Geistige Berlin, 1897, pp. 283-284;
  • Meyers Konversations-Lexikon;
  • Kahle, Lasson's System der Rechtsphilosophie, 1883.
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