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German program being cut from schools

By George Diepenbrock · April 21, 2010 · Comment on this

In an attempt to help cut the budget deficit, German will no longer be offered to ninth graders in junior high schools. Some worry the cuts will eliminate the language from the school district completely.

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hawkbbfan 4 years, 8 months ago

Who cares if they cut it completely out of the curriculum!!!! There's more important things that need to be saved than German.

Ron Holzwarth 4 years, 8 months ago

This is unfortunate. There's a lot of scientific work being done in Germany, not nearly so much in France and Spain. See my namesake, Dr. Ronald Holzwarth, of Deutchland, for an example.

A lot of German philosophers wrote their original works in German. And, a lot of Jewish theologians wrote in German also.

But, on the bright side, there are other methods besides school to learn a language, for a motivated person.

Ron Holzwarth 4 years, 8 months ago

Oh, duh. Of course a German philosopher would write in German! But there were a lot of them!

Ron Holzwarth 4 years, 8 months ago

For those who want to see a list of German philosophers, here we go:

* Theodor Adorno (1903–1969), philosopher, sociologist and composer
* Albertus Magnus (c. 1193 – 1280), medieval philosopher and theologian
* Hannah Arendt (1906–1975), political theorist
* Bruno Bauer (1809–1882), political theorist and philosopher
* Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)
* Ernst Bloch (1885–1977)
* Jakob Böhme (1575–1624), mystic philosopher
* Rudolf Carnap (1891–1970), philosopher
* Ernst Cassirer (1874–1945)
* Friedrich Engels (1820–1895), philosopher, political economist
* Ludwig Feuerbach (1804–1872), philosopher
* Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762–1814), philosopher
* Gottlob Frege (1848–1925), mathematician, logician and philosopher
* Erich Fromm (1900–1980)
* Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900–2002), philosopher
* Jürgen Habermas (born 1929), philosopher, social theorist
* Eduard von Hartmann (1842–1906), philosopher
* Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831), philosopher
* Martin Heidegger (1889–1976), philosopher
* Max Horkheimer (1895–1973)
* Karl Jaspers (1883–1969), philosopher
* Immanuel Kant (1724–1804), philosopher
* Ludwig Klages (1872–1956), philosopher
* Gottfried Leibniz (1646–1716), physicist, philosopher
* Leo Löwenthal (1900–1993)
* Karl Löwith (1897–1973)
* Herbert Marcuse (1898–1979)
* Karl Marx (1818–1883), philosopher and sociologist
* Nikolaus Cusanus (1401–1462), philosopher, theologian, mathematician
* Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), early existentialist philosopher
* Bernhard Philberth (born 1927), physicist, engineer, philosopher, theologian
* Johann Karl Friedrich Rosenkranz (1805–1879)
* Franz Rosenzweig (1886–1929)
* Max Scheler (1874–1928), philosopher
* Friedrich Schelling (1775–1854), philosopher
* Moritz Schlick (1882–1936), philosopher
* Carl Schmitt (1888–1985), political theorist
* Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860), philosopher
* Georg Simmel (1859–1918) philosopher and sociologist
* Ferdinand Tönnies (1855–1936), philosopher, founder of German sociology
* Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912–2007), philosopher and physicist

Ron Holzwarth 4 years, 8 months ago

And here's a list of German scientists and engineers, here we go:

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