Amalie Rosenblüth (1892-??), alias Margarete Amalia Dengler

*May 10, 1892 (Sanok, Poland)
† ??

Amalie Rosenblüth was born in Sanok, Poland, as daughter of Meilche und Ruth Rosenblüth (nee Fink). She studied in Lemberg/Galizien form 1910 to 1914, then at the University of Vienna. She received her doctorate degree on 21 December 1917 with her dissertation Über das sogenannte disjunktive Urteil in der neueren Logik (“On the So-Called Disjunctive Judgement in the Newer Logic”). The referees were Adolf Stöhr and Robert Reininger. Rosenblüth was a (longtime unpaid) employee of Adolf Stöhr and his successor Robert Reininger at the Philosophical Institute of the University of Vienna. She also held contact to the Vienna Circle. From 1932/33 to 1936/37 she held an official position as librarian at the Philosophical Institute. After the “Anschluss” of Austria to the German Reich in 1938, she lost this position. In 1942, she took the alias Margarete Dengler in order to escape her deportation to a concentration camp. After 1945, she emigrated to the USA and worked under this name for René A. Spitz. Form February 1949 till May 1951 she was at the Idaho State College. From a letter dated 16 November 1952 from Seattle (Washington) to Prof. Dr. Erich Heintel in Vienna, it follows that she was seeking an employment. Despite conversations with Rudolf Carnap, Herbert Feigl, Gustav Bergmann et al. she was denied an employment at an university. In 1955, she acquired the American citizenship. So far her life could only be reconstructed fragmentarily.

References

Rosenblüth, A. (1916). Über das sogenannte disjunktive Urteil in der neueren Logik, Diss. Univ. Wien.

Sources

Secondary Literature

Haller, R. (1993). Neopositivismus. Eine historische Einführung in die Philosophie des Wiener Kreises. Darmstadt.

Korotin, I. (1992). „…Vorbehaltlich eines jederzeit zulässigen Widerrufes genehmigt‘ Philosophinnen an der Wiener Universität bis 1938.” In: Philosophie und Nationalsozialismus, Mitteilungen des Instituts für Wissenschaft und Kunst 47, 25–33.

Korotin, I. (2002). Rosenblüth, Amalie, auch Dengler (Dendler) Margarete, in: Keintzel, Brigitta/Korotin, Ilse, eds. Wissenschafterinnen in und aus Österreich. Leben – Werk – Wirken. Wien, Köln, Weimar: Böhlau, 626 f.

Korotin, I., Hg. (2007). Österreichische Bibliothekarinnen auf der Flucht. Verfolgt, verdrängt, vergessen? Wien: Praesens Verlag.

Mulder, H. L. (1968). „Wissenschaftliche Weltauffassung — der Wiener Kreis.” Journal of the History of Philosophy 4, 386–390.

Nawratil, K. (1969). Robert Reininger. Leben–Wirken–Persönlichkeit. Wien (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-Historische Klasse, Sitzungsberichte, 265. Band, 2. Abhandlung).

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