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Paul Deussen

(1845—1919)


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(1845–1919)

A German philosopher and Sanskrit scholar who held posts in Berlin and Kiel. Deussen was the editor of Schopenhauer, and a friend of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900); a great admirer of Vedāntic culture, he travelled widely in India, where he was known by his preferred Sanskrit name, ‘Devasena’. His numerous publications include The Philosophy of the Upaniṣads (1899; English trans. 1906), and extensive translations into German of the Upaniṣads, parts of the Mahābhārata, and Śaṅkara's Brahmasūtrabhāṣya, among others.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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