Karl Bühler

German Psychologist and Theorician of Language

Karl Bühler (1879 – 1963) is one of the most important German-language psychologists of the 20th century. His career reached its peak at the University of Vienna, where in 1922 he was appointed on one of three chairs in philosophy focussing on Philosophy, Psychology, and Experimental Pedagogics and became director of the university’s newly founded psychological institute. During his tenure – which abruptly ended after the annexation of Austria in 1938 – the institute would go on to become one of Europe’s most prominent. In its complex diversity, Bühler’s work is not only illustrative for important moments in the constitution of psychology as a scientific discipline but contains theoretical ideas as well as series of empirical experiments yielding to rich insights for current discussions in psychology, linguistics, human sciences, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language.

Recent articles

L'homme dans la langue: traditions saussurienne et développements phénoménologiques

in: History of linguistics 2017 (2020), pp. 113-128

Marina De Palo

La discusión acerca de la naturaleza del lenguaje en Edmund Husserl y Karl Bühler

in: Acta Mexicana de Fenomenología 4 (2019), pp. 15-28

María Teresa Álvarez Mateos

From philosophical theology to philosophy of religion: an illocutionary turning point

in: Philosophies of christianity (2019), pp. 55-66

Savina Raynaud

The notion of opposition in linguistics

in: Acta Structuralica 4 (2019), pp.

Patrick Flack

Hendrik Pos

Bühler, Karl, Une théorie du langage redécouverte

in: Argument 332 (2019), pp. 439-441

Marie-Cécile Bertau

Mobile dual eye-tracking in face-to-face interaction: the case of deixis and joint attention

in: Eye-tracking in interaction (2018), pp. 265-302

Anja Stukenbrock

Les actes de parole et la tradition austro-allemande

in: De l'action du discours (2018), pp. 83-114

Janette Friedrich

Laurent Cesalli

Claudio Majolino

Bühlers Sprachtheorie in Übersetzungen: einige Zeugnisse

in: Karl Bühler, une théorie du langage redécouverte (2018), pp. 209-220

Savina Raynaud