Hersch, Jeanne (1910–2000)

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Hersch, Jeanne (1910–2000)

Swiss philosopher. Name variations: Jeanne Hersche. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, July 13, 1910; died in 2000; degree in literary history from University of Geneva, 1931; University of Basel, PhD, 1946.

Leading Swiss philosopher and follower of German existentialist Karl Jaspers, whose work dealt with the nature of freedom, taught at école Internationale in Geneva (1933–55); received Montaigne Prize; was professor of philosophy, University of Geneva (1956–77); served as director of Department of Philosophy, UNESCO, Paris (1966–68); was Swiss representative on executive council of UNESCO (1970–72); was president of Karl Jaspers Foundation in Basel; served as guest scholar for Karl Jaspers Lectures, University of Oldenburg (c. 1995); wrote The Right to be a Man.

See also Women in World History.

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