WINDISCHMANN, Karl Joseph Hieronymus. Mainz 24.8.1775 — Bonn 23.4.1839. German Philosopher. Father of —> Fr. W. Born and educated in Mainz. Studied philosophy at Mainz, then at Würzburg, now also medicine and science, Dr.med. 1796. For a while worked as physician. From 1803 Professor at Aschaffenburg Lyceum, from 1818 at Bonn University, taught also medicine. Like Deussen in the end of the same century, he attempted to fully include Asian thought in his history of philosophy. Concerning India he was helped by Lassen and later by his son. Friend of Fr. Schlegel. Married Anna Maria Pizzala, another son became Professor of medicine.
Publications: Die Philosophie im Fortgang der Weltgeschichte. Erster Theil. Die Grundlagen der Philosophie im Morgenlande. Erste Abtheilung: Erstes Buch. Sina. 52+514 p. Bonn 1827; Zweite und Dritte Abth.: Zweites Buch. Indien. 1-2. 12+515–1526 p. Bonn 1832 (1829-32); Vierte Abth.: Zw. Buch. Indien. 3. 8+1527–1994 p. Bonn 1834.
– Several further works not dealing with Asia,
Sources: *A. Dyroff, CJHW (1775–1839) und sein Kreis. Köln 1916; Wikipedia, further references in German version.
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