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Paul Deussen
Paul Deussen

Paul Deussen (1845-1919) was a German Orientalist and Sanskrit scholar. He was influenced by Arthur Schopenhauer. He was also a friend of Friedrich Nietzsche and Swami Vivekananda. Download high resolution version (408x652, 58 KB)Paul Deussen This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (408x652, 58 KB)Paul Deussen This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Orientalism is the study of Near and Far Eastern societies and cultures, by Westerners. ... The Sanskrit language ( संस्कृता वाक्) is one of the earliest attested members of the Indo-European language family and is not only a classical language, but also an official language of India. ... Arthur Schopenhauer (February 22, 1788 – September 21, 1860) was a German philosopher. ... Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) was an influential German philosopher, psychologist, and philologist. ... Swami Vivekananda (Bangla: স্বামী বিবেকানন্দ, Hindi: स्वामी विवेकानन्द) (whose pre-monastic name was Narendranath Dutta Bangla: নরেন্দ্রনাথ দত্ত, Hindi: नरेन्द्रनाथ दत्त) (January 12, 1863 - July 4, 1902) is considered one of the most famous and influential spiritual leaders of the Hindu religion. ...


Quotations

On the tree of wisdom there is no fairer flower than the Upanishads, and no finer fruit than the Vedanta philosophy.


The system of Vedanta, as founded on the Upanishads and Vedanta Sutras and accompanied by Shankara's commentary on them---equal in rank to Plato and Kant---is one of the most valuable products of the genius of mankind in his researches of the eternal truth.


Works

  • Vedanta und Platonismus im Lichte der Kantischen Philosophie
  • Die Philosophie des Mittelalters
  • Die neuere Philosophie von Descartes bis Schopenhauer
  • Die Philosophie der Griechen
  • Allgemeine Geschichte der Philosophie unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Religionen
  • Die Elemente der Metaphysik. Nebst einer Vorbetrachtung über das Wesen des Idealismus.
  • Das System des Vedanta. Nach den Brahma-Sutra's des Badarayana und dem Commentare des Cankara über dieselben als ein Compendium der Dogmatik des Brahmanismus vom Standpunkte des Cankara aus. (1883)
  • Die Sutra's des Vedanta oder die Cariraka-Mimansa des Badarayana nebst einem vollständigen Kommentare des Cankara. Aus dem Sanskrit übersetzt. (1887)
  • Erinnerungen an Friedrich Nietzsche (1901)
  • Erinnerungen an Indien (1904)
  • Die Philosophie der Bibel (1913)

External links

  • Vivekananda on Paul Deussen

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Paul Deussen Summary (851 words)
Paul Deussen, the German philologist and philosopher, was the son of a Protestant clergyman in the village of Oberdreis in the Westerwald.
Deussen was one of the early interpreters of Jakob Boehme (1897).
Deussen was the first Western philosopher to include Eastern thought in a general history of philosophy in any scientific way.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Paul Deussen (565 words)
Deussen is here recounting a story as FN told it to him; he did not directly witness it.
His friend Paul Deussen, who is remaining at Bonn, experiences a mixture of regret and relief: "[FN] zeigte aber eine Neigung, mich überall zu korrigieren, zu hofmeistern und gelegentlich recht sehr zu quälen..." [(FN) exhibited a tendency to correct and supervise me continually, and from time to time to torture me. Chronik, p.134].
Deussen was a professor of philosophy in Kiel, and a renowned Indologist.
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