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Joseph Redlhamer (20 October 1713 in Lower Austria – 9 July 1761 in Vienna) was a professor at the University of Vienna. [1]

He joined the Jesuits at age 18 and earned a doctorate in philosophy and theology, after which he taught ethics, philosophy and theology in Linz, Graz and Vienna. He was a contemporary of Johann Baptiste Horvath, Andreas Jaszlinszky and Leopold Biwald.

Among his published works is Philosophia naturalis seu physica generalis et particularis ( Vienna, 1755), in two parts, for which a scanned copy of the first part (Physica Generalis) is available online. [2] Physica Generalis deals primarily with mechanics, including fluid mechanics and gravity.

He was also a noted Catholic theologian and philosopher who published several other books. [3] [4]


  1. ^ "Redlhamer, Joseph". Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie.
  2. ^ Redlhamer, Joseph (1755). Philosophia Naturalis. Trattner.
  3. ^ De Backer, Augustin (1858). Bibliothèque des écrivains de la Compagnie de Jésus ou Notices bibliographiques. L. Grandmont-Donders. p. 626.
  4. ^ Gurr, John Edwin (1959). The principle of sufficient reason in some scholastic systems, 1750-1900. Marquette University Press. redlhamer.