Soon we will be adding Wilhelm Schapp’s dissertation, Beiträge zur Phänomenologie der Wahrnehmung (1910), to our Reading Room. However, I noticed that in the reprint edition Schapp’s Lebenslauf has been omitted from the back matter. [The date of his oral exam, 16 June, 1909, is also omitted from the front matter.] Luckily, I have found a copy of the original publication, and have decided to translate the Lebenslauf for everyone to enjoy. An image of the original is also attached.
Schapp writes as follows:
I, Wilhelm Albert Johann Schapp, was born on October 15th, 1884, in Timmel, East Frisia. I attended high school first in Leer and later in Wilhemshaven. During Easter of 1902 I entered the University of Freiburg im Breisgau, where I remained for three semesters. Here, alongside lectures on law and national economics, I heard the lectures of Professors Rickert and Cohn. Then I went to Berlin where, alongside lectures on law and economics, I attended the lectures of Professors Dilthey, Stumpf and Simmel. In October 1904 I passed the first bar exam at the Kammergericht in Berlin. As a visiting student I
attended the lectures of Professors Husserl, G.E. Müller and Cohn in Göttingen for about five semesters, and also took part in their seminars. After that I went to Munich as a visiting student for two semesters, where I attended the lectures of Privatdozents Geiger and Scheler, and participated in the seminars of Professors Lipps and Pfänder.
I wish to express my most sincere thanks to all of my distinguished teachers, but especially Professor Husserl, to whom I am indebted for his generous and enduring support, and under whose influence all my philosophical thinking stands.