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Aron Gurwitsch

Aron Gurwitsch (Russian: Аро́н Гу́рвич; January 17, 1901, Vilnius, Vilna Governorate – June 25, 1973, Zurich) was a Litvak American phenomenologist. He was a student of Moritz Geiger, among others.

Gurwitsch wrote on the relations between phenomenology and Gestalt psychology. He taught at The New School For Social Research's Graduate Faculty of Social and Political Science from 1959 to 1973.

Notable students include Lester Embree and Henry E. Allison.


  • Théorie du champ de la conscience (1957). Translated: Field of Consciousness, Pittsburgh, Pa.: Dusquesne University Press (1964).
  • Studies in phenomenology and psychology. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press (1966).
  • Leibniz, New York: de Gruyter (1974).
  • Phenomenology and the Theory of Science. Edited by Lester Embree. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press (1974).
  • Kants Theories des Verstandes, edited by Thomas Seebohm. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers (1990).
  • The Collected Works of Aron Gurwitsch (1901–1973) published by Springer.
    • Vol. I: Constitutive Phenomenology in Historical Perspective
    • Volume II: Studies in Phenomenology and Psychology
    • Volume III: The Field of Consciousness: Theme, Thematic Field, and Margin

External links

    • biography (by Lester Embree)
    • chronology with photos

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