portrait of Erich Unger, Berlin 1920s

Welcome to the Erich Unger web site

Dr Erich Unger was a philosopher of standing who published many articles and a number of books, many of them in his native tongue, German. Born in Berlin in 1887, Unger was interested, already in his schooldays, in novel ideas and intellectual debate. As a young man he was one of the founder members of the literary Expressionist movement in Germany.

In the 1920s Unger provided an intellectual forum for a group of young and distinguished scholars who regularly discussed their ideas on science, politics and philosophy. The advent of Hitler ended a promising academic career and Unger took his young family into exile in 1933, first to Paris and later (1936) to London, where he lived to the end of his life in 1950.

On this site you can find previously unpublished essays translated or edited (from 2007 to 2018) by his daughter Dr Esther Ehrman. Please see the Essays page for an introduction to each essay and link to the text.

Information about the author has been published by Esther Ehrman on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erich_Unger "Erich Unger" Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia