Beneke, Friedrich Eduard (1798-1856)

Beneke, Friedrich Eduard, philosopher, was born at Berlin in 1798, studied there and at Halle, and in 1820 began to lecture at Berlin, but his lectures were soon interdicted by the government as favouring Epicureanism. For three years he taught at Gottingen, but in 1827 his lectures at Berlin were again allowed, and ill 1832, on Hegel's death, he was appointed extraordinary professor of Philosophy. In March 1854 he disappeared ; in June 1856 his body was found in the canal at Charlottenburg. His chief work was in empirical psychology.
1. Chamber's Biographical Dictionary, Philadelphia, 1926, page 89.

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