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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Philosophise lectures in the fine arts Bibliography: Artistic form and yoga in the sacred images of India First Princeton paperback printing ed. The Translator Translated Gerald Chappie pp.

The seven ways are 1 saman, conciliation or negotiation; 2 danda, attack, assault; 3 dana, with presents; 4 bheda, divide and confuse; 5 maya, trick, deceive; 6 upeksa, incia not to notice; and 7 indrajala, trickery in war, such as using a Trojan horse. Visions and Visualizations Mary F.

Want to Read saving…. According to Joseph Campbell, “Zimmer was at the opening of what would have been the most productive period of his career. Retrieved from ” https: Without cookies your experience may not be if.

The two men became good friends. Nick rated it it was amazing Nov 23, Refresh and try again. In the mids, he also undertook a series of public lectures at Cooper Union in New York City; these talks drew an ever-larger, audience, and soon became a regular event.


Bhavesh Prajapati rated it it was ok Jan 01, References to this book Ethnocentrism: Zimmer is credited by many for the popularizing of South Asian phjlosophies in the West. This page volume is the result, published by Pantheon Books as part philodophies the distinguished Bollingen Series in Inhe was offered and accepted a position in the literature department at Sarah Lawrence College, a post he would retain for thirty-eight years. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Zimmer died unexpectedly of pneumonia intwo years after his arrival in the United States. Account Options Sign in.

Philosophies of India

Jung on My Profession Henry R. And by the same token: GreifswaldGerman Empire.

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. Princeton Indai Press Amazon. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Aaron Brown rated it liked it Aug 29, The Indian World Mother, [] pp. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.

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Between he lectured at the Univ. An appendix on “The Six Systems,” Sankhya, Yoga, Mimamsa, Vedanta, Vaisesika, and Nyaya, which Zimmer regards as “points of view” indka “aspects of a single orthodox tradition” is given and there is a time line juxtaposing events in India with those in the West.

Heinrich Zimmer

Contact Contact Us Help. Also interesting is how the unquestioned authority of the Vedas on matters of belief have been maintained in the “orthodox” philosophies of modern Indian and how they have philosopjies augmented or transplanted by heunrich “heterodox” systems such as Buddhism and Tantra. Wendy Doniger picks up the question of Zimmer’s intellectual legacy, especially in the light of Campbell’s editorial work on his English publications.


He died in while teaching at Columbia University.

Project MUSE – Heinrich Zimmer

He returned to the East Coast, where he endured an unhappy philosopbies as a Canterbury housemaster, but sold zimmed first short story, Strictly Platonic, to Liberty magazine. Zimmer goes beyond the six orthodox systems of Indian philosophy to include Buddhism, Tantra, and various minor philosophies which are identified as philosophies of e.

One of his students during this time period was Joseph Campbell. His use of Indian philosophy and religious history to interpret art was at odds with traditional scholarship. Examines the diverse cultural influences which have shaped the basic philosophical traditions of India. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Joseph Campbell, who was one of his students, took heinridh the task of editing and completing the work some years later.