Josef Simon was born on August 1, 1930, in Hupperath, and died on March 28, 2016.
He was a contemporary German philosopher and professor of the University of Bonn.
Josef Simon wrote extensively on metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of German idealism and various philosophers, mainly Kant, Hamann and Nietzsche.
His most influential work has been in the philosophy of language.
He mainly worked on Philosophie des Zeichens, has been influenced by, among others, Kant, Hegel, Peirce and Wittgenstein, Hamann, Humboldt or Nietzsche.
Josef Simon passed away at 85 yrs old.