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J. C. Lavaters physiognomische Fragmente zur Beförderung von by Johann Caspar Lavater, Johann Rudolf Schellenberg, Daniel. Title: Physiognomische Fragmente. English. Alternate title: Essays on physiognomy; for the promotion of the knowledge and the love of mankind; / written in the. J. C. Lavaters Physiognomische Fragmente by Johann Caspar Lavater, , available at Book Depository with free delivery.

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His writings on mysticism pyysiognomische widely popular as well. During his later years, Lavater’s influence waned, and he incurred considerable ridicule due to his vanity.

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The two principal sources from which Lavater developed his physiognomical studies were the writings of the Italian polymath Giambattista della Portaand the observations made by Sir Thomas Browne in his Religio Medici translated into German in and praised by Lavater.

At barely twenty-one years of age, Lavater greatly distinguished himself by denouncing, in conjunction with his friend Henry Fuseli the painter, an iniquitous magistrate, who was compelled to make restitution of his ill-gotten gains.


In Lavater took Holy Orders in Zurich’s Zwinglian Churchand officiated until his death as deacon or pastor in churches in his native city.

His conduct during the French occupation of Switzerland brought about his death. For the surname, see Lavater surname. fragmentr

Arianne Baggerman; Rudolf M. Retrieved 2 October Who, under pressing temptations to lie, adheres to truth, nor to the profane betrays aught of a sacred trust, is near the summit of wisdom and virtue. He introduced the idea that physiognomy related to the specific character traits of individuals, rather than general types.

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More relevant to the religious temperament of Lavater’s times are his introspective Aussichten pavater die Ewigkeit 4 vols. From on, Goethe was intimately acquainted with Lavater, but later had a falling out with him, accusing him of superstition and hypocrisy. As a poetLavater published Christliche Lieder — and two epicsJesus Messias and Joseph von Arimathiain the style of Klopstock.

Blake considered the following aphorism to be an excellent example of an aphorism. Breitinger were amongst his teachers. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Controlling Time and Shaping the Self: The fame of this book, which found admirers in France and England as well as Germany, rests largely upon the fragmenye style of publication and the accompanying illustrations. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource.


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This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat Dekker; Michael James Mascuch 22 June His oratorical fervor and genuine depth of physkognomische gave him great personal influence; he was extensively consulted as a casuistand was welcomed with enthusiasm on his journeys throughout Germany.

Mendelssohn refused to do either, and many prominent intellectuals took Mendelssohn’s side, including Lichtenberg and Herder. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.