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Gustav Fechner (1381)

Interests
Experimental, psychology and the arts
Profession
Philosopher, Physicist, and Psychologist
Nationality
German
Born
1801, Gross-Sarchen, Germany
Died
1887, Leipzig, Germany
Short Biography
Gustav Theodor Fechner (/ˈfɛxnər/; German: [ˈfɛçnɐ]; April 19, 1801 – November 18, 1887), was a German philosopher, physicist and experimental psychologist. An early pioneer in experimental psychology and founder of psychophysics, he inspired many 20th ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • Degree in Medicine from University of Leipzig, 1822
Appointments & Honors
  • Professor of Physics, University of Leipzig, 1834-9
Principal Publications
  • 1838 Ober die subjectiven complementer Farben. Poggendorffs Annalen der Physik und Chemie, 44, 513-35.
  • 1838 Ober eine Scheibe zur Erzeugung subjectiver Farben. Poggendorffs Annalen der Physik und Chemie, 45, 227-32.
  • 1851 Zend-Avesta oder ilber die Dinge des Himmels und des Jenseits. Voss.
  • 1860 Elemente der Psychophysik, vols 1 and 2. Breitkopf and Hartel. (Trans. H. Alder as Elements ofPsychophysics, vol. 1, eds E. G. Boring and D. H. Howes, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966.)
  • 1865 Ober die Frage des goldenen Schnittes. Archiv fur die ::eichnenden Kilnste, 11, 100-12.
  • 1866 Das Bilchlein vom Leben nach dem Tade. Voss (1st edn, 1835).
  • 1876 Vorschule der Asthetik. Breitkopf and Ha1tel.
  • 1882 Revision der Hauptpunkte der Psychophysik. Breitkopf and Hartel.