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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Want to Read saving…. Zimmer goes beyond the six orthodox systems of Indian philosophy to include Buddhism, Tantra, hienrich various minor philosophies which are identified as philosophies of e. Artistic form and yoga in the sacred images of India First Princeton paperback printing ed.
In the final analysis, the Indian mind sees reality as paradox. Originally published in Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
His use of Indian philosophy and religious history to interpret art was at odds with traditional scholarship. Zummer 24, Dennis Littrell rated it it was amazing Shelves: To express and communicate knowledge gained in moments of grammar-transcending insight [compare Zen “enlightenments”: Princeton University Press- Philosophy – pages.
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 classical and Indian art. Jul 17, Ari Karishma Dewi rated it really liked it. We are given a rich source of material for understanding the Indian mind and how it differs from the Western.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Schopenhauer’s Shakti Matthew Kapstein pp. Zummer of Illustrations pp. The six systems Appendix B: There is both a general and a Sanskrit index, both substantial, and a bibliography by philosophic category Jainism, Buddhism, etc.
Excerpts: Philosophies of India by Heinrich Zimmer and Joseph Campbell (ed)
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Bhavesh Prajapati rated it it was ok Jan 01, The Impress of Dr. Princeton University Press Series: References to this book Ethnocentrism: Tremendously insightful about the philosophies of India. 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 been augmented or transplanted by the “heterodox” systems such as Buddhism and Tantra.
Garwin Burcher rated it it was amazing Apr 01, Aaron Brown rated it liked it Aug 29, Campbell edited many of Zimmer’s writings after his death.
Zimmer stood alone, forming a class by himself, not only for the wide range of subjects he was proficient in, but also for his unique genius of interpretation. 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.
Academic, IndologistHistorian of South Asian art. Books by Heinrich Robert Zimmer. Lists with This Book. Mike Drinane rated it it was amazing Jun 28, Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
His first, full-length title, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, was published to acclaim and brought him numerous awards and honors, among them the National Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Contributions to Creative Literature. Philosophies of India Volume 26 of A.
After travelling for some time, seeing the world, he was offered a teaching position at the Canterbury School. Mellon lectures in the fine arts Bibliography: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. While specializing in medieval literature, he played in a jazz band, and became a star runner.
Heinrich and Henry R. Jung on My Profession Henry R. But with the cult of the Great Philoaophies in late Hinduism, the archaic heritage of sensual earth-bound rites rises once again overwhelmingly to the zenith. Refresh and try again.