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Noted Jewish Philosopher Honored on 70th Birthday

September 22, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

The noted philosopher and authority on Kant, Professor Ernst Marcus, attained his seventieth birthday this week.

It was some time after he had become famous as a legal authority that he entered the field of philosophy and published a number of works which have placed him as one of the most prominent philosophers in Germany today. Much of his work is devoted to the explanation and confirmation of Kant.

Dr. Robert Drill, the philosopher, publishes in the “Frankfurter Zeitung” an appreciation of Professor Marcus in which he acclaims him as a great and independent thinker. “Marcus,” he writes, “has not gone on hanging to Kant’s coat tails. He had made an independent effort to solve his problems. If we study the writings of Marcus, we shall immediately see that he dominates his material independently. He has opened new paths, not just for the sake of opening new paths, but because they really lead to the goal, and this is the deciding point–that although by different paths, he has reached complete agreement with Kant. Marcus’s writings are no commentaries on Kant, but independent works, which, by their independent results, completely confirm Kant’s claim to have discovered a secured, scientific philosophy.”


Sir Alfred Mond, British Member of Parliament, former cabinet member and Zionist leader, arrived in New York from Canada yesterday. He is stopping at the Hotel Ambassador. Sir Alfred is accompanied by Lady Mond.

Sigma Alpha Mu. national Jewish Fraternity, was the winner of the fraternity and sorority scholarship average at the University of Utah last season, It was the only organization on the campus with an average above “B”, the recorder’s office reported.

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