Heinrich Robert Zimmer (6 December – 20 March ) was a German Indologist and historian of South Asian art, most known for his works, Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization and Philosophies of India. Dr. Heinrich Zimmer’s posthumous chapters for a projected volume on the philosophies of India were found in various stages of cotnpletion. “Those on the. The description for this book, Philosophies of India, will be forthcoming. Philosophies of India Heinrich Robert Zimmer Edited by Joseph Campbell. Editions.

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He emigrated to England where between he taught at Balliol College, Oxford. Unlike Western philosophy, Indian philosophy is intricately interwoven with religious ideas and practices. Rather ideas are asserted and truths acknowledged symbolically and metaphorically. In the Arthasastra the science of wealth and the voluminous Mahabharata, for example, one learns how to approach a neighbor–that is, a neighboring tribe–safely and profitably.

Mike Drinane rated it it was amazing Jun 28, Philosophies of India by Heinrich Robert Zimmer. He died there, of pneumonia, in According to Joseph Campbell, “Zimmer was at the opening of what would have been the most productive period of his career.


In he was dismissed by the Nazisand he emigrated to England where between he taught at Balliol CollegeOxford. Nikolai Dandi rated it really liked it Dec 24, Zimmer died unexpectedly of pneumonia intwo years after his zimker in the United States.

Megan rated it really liked it Aug 25, Paperbackpages. Zimmer’s work is one of the best on Indian philosophy ever written and is a storehouse of insight into the mind set of India.

Campbell edited many of Zimmer’s writings after his death. Apr 24, Dennis Littrell rated it it was amazing Shelves: He graduated from Canterbury inand the following September, entered Dartmouth College; he soon dropped out and transferred to Columbia University, where he excelled.

Philosophies of India

GreifswaldGerman Empire. Kenneth Zysk then summarizes and analyzes his contribution to Western knowledge of Hindu medicine; Matthew Kapstein evaluates his place in the West’s appreciation of Indian philosophy; and Mary Linda discusses his contributions to the study of Indian art in the light of Hsinrich.

Books by Heinrich Robert Zimmer. Zimmer is credited by many for the popularizing of South Asian art in the West, as he was the first to identify the radical difference heknrich Western classical and Indian art.

The six systems Appendix B: Heinrich and Henry R. Monk rated it it was amazing Nov 16, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Philosophies of India by Heinrich Robert Zimmer

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Schopenhauer’s Shakti Matthew Kapstein pp. In he was dismissed by the Nazis. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in Read, highlight, hejnrich take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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Jul 17, Ari Karishma Dewi rated it really liked it. A brief talk by Zimmer, previously unpublished, describes his admiration for Jung.

Inhe was offered and accepted a position in the literature department at Sarah Lawrence College, a post he would retain for thirty-eight years. He died in while teaching at Columbia University. Zimmer and the Mellons William McGuire pp.

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