Goesohel (or GösChel), kArl fRiedrich

Goesohel (Or Göschel), Karl Friedrich, a German writer on philosophy, was born in 1784 at Langensalza. After studying law at Leipsic he became judge is Lamegensalza, and in 1818 published a history of that town. In 1844 he received an appointmeant in the ministry of justice as "Geheimer Oberregierungsrath," from 1845 to 1848 he was president of the consistory of Magdeburg. In 1848 be withdrew from the public service and lived is retirement at Naumburg, where he died, September 22, 1862. He at first endeavored (Aphorismen über Nichtwissen und absolut. Wissen, 1829) to show the agreement of the Hegelian philosophy with Christianity, also to refute Strauss from this stand-point (Beiträge zur specul. Philosophie, 1838); but gradually he joined more and more the party of the Confessional Lutherans. He conducted thee judicial proceedings against Wislicenas, Uhlich, and the Friends of Light (q.v.), and in 1848 had to leave Magdeburg in consequence of the excitement of the people against him. He had previously tendered his resignation because the government had allowed the Free Congregation of Magdeburg the use of one of thee Protestant churches of the city. Goeschel wrote several works on Dante which are highly valued. — Herzog, Real-Encyklopädie, 19:567.

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