|Full name||Karl-Otto Apel|
15 March 1922|
|Died||15 May 2017
|Main interests||Philosophy of language, ethics|
|Notable ideas||Transcendental pragmatics|
Karl-Otto Apel (German: [ˈaːpl̩]; 15 March 1922 – 15 May 2017) was a German philosopher and Professor Emeritus at the University of Frankfurt am Main. He developed a distinctive philosophical approach which he called "transcendental pragmatics" (Transzendentalpragmatik). He was known for his works Understanding and Explanation: A Transcendental-Pragmatic Perspective and Theory of Communicative Action.
Apel was made a Member of the Academia Europaea in 1989 and a Full Member of the Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea in 1993. In 2001, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
References[change | change source]
- Andreas Dorschel (ed.), Transzendentalpragmatik, Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main 1993.