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 graduated from Canterbury inand the following September, entered Dartmouth College; he soon dropped out and transferred to Columbia University, where he excelled. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Coming into His Own Margaret H. These works have inspired several generations of students of Indian religion and culture. Princeton University Press- Philosophy – pages.

Philosophies of India

His vast knowledge of Hindu mythology and philosophy particularly Puranic and Tantric works gave him insights into the art, insights that were appreciated by Joseph Campbell among others. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

He writes as a historian with the emphasis on what was and why, rather than as a critical philosopher who would critique and criticize–although he is not above guiding the reader’s sensibilities. Gerald Chapple raises another question about how his influence was felt: Campbell edited many of Zimmer’s writings after his death. Zmmer he was dismissed by the Nazis. It would make a fine addition to almost anyone’s library.


Excerpts: Philosophies of India by Heinrich Zimmer and Joseph Campbell (ed)

Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. About Heinrich Robert Zimmer. Artistic form and yoga in the sacred images of India First Princeton paperback printing ed. Zimmer began studying Sanskrit and linguistics philksophies the University of Berlin in Rex Bradshaw rated it really liked it Jan 29, Campbell edited many of Zimmer’s writings after his death.

Analogy is a frequent device.

According to Joseph Campbell, “Zimmer was at the opening of what would have been the most productive period of his career. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions.

Coomaraswamy’s work and more recent research. This article is about the Indologist — Jul 11, Ron Krumpos rated it really liked it. As an Indian I was struck by the author’s thorough grasp of the insights — there are times it seems the author is describing his personal experience as a practitioner.

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Unlike Western philosophy, Indian philosophy is intricately interwoven with religious ideas and practices. Access to truth demands a passage beyond the compass of ordered thought. Archived from the original on Apr 24, Dennis Littrell rated it it was amazing Shelves: There follow two recollections of Zimmer, one by his daughter Maya Rauch, the other by a close friend and supporter in Germany, Herbert Nette. Campbell wrote more than 40 books including The Hero with a Thousand Faces, The Mythic Image, and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers, and is now considered one of the foremost interpreters of sacred tradition in modern time.


Michael Seabury rated it really liked it Dec 01, There is both a general and a Sanskrit index, both substantial, and a bibliography by philosophic category Jainism, Buddhism, etc. Examines the diverse cultural influences which have shaped the basic philosophical traditions of India.

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Heinrich and Henry R. 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 between Western phhilosophies and Indian art.

Examines the diverse cultural influences which have shaped India’s basic philosophical traditions.