Johannes Nikolaus Tetens

Johannes Nikolaus Tetens (also Johann; Danish: Johan Nicolai Tetens; 16 September 1736 – 17 August 1807) was a German-Danish philosopher, statistician and scientist.

Johannes Nikolaus Tetens
Born16 September 1736
Died17 August 1807 (aged 70)
Alma materUniversity of Rostock
University of Copenhagen
Era18th-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolPhenomenalism[1]
InstitutionsUniversity of Bützow [de]
University of Kiel
Main interests
Natural philosophy
Mathematics
Epistemology
Theology
Notable ideas
Psychological analysis of the soul[2][3]
Influenced
Illustration from Methodus inveniendi curvas...published on Acta Eruditorum, 1763

He has been called the "German Locke,"[4][5] on the basis of a comparison of his major work Philosophische Versuche über die menschliche Natur und ihre Entwickelung (1777) with the work of John Locke. He is considered to have been an influence on Immanuel Kant.

Einleitung zur Berechnung der Leibrenten, 1785.

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