Lazarus Bendavid

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Lazarus Bendavid

Lazarus Bendavid (18 October 1762 in Berlin – 28 March 1832 in Berlin) was a German mathematician and philosopher known for his exposition of Kantian philosophy.


He was a Jewish Kantian philosopher.[1] After his graduation from the University of Berlin he lectured for some years on the philosophy of Kant in Vienna. His lectures being discouraged by the Austrian government during a general purge of foreigners, Bendavid returned to Berlin, where he found government employment and continued to lecture and write.


  • Uber die Parallellinien (On parallel lines; Berlin, 1786)
  • Versuch einer logischen Auseinandersetzung des mathematisch-unendlichen (Treatise on the logical explanation of the mathematical concept of infinity; Berlin 1796)
  • Versuch über das Vergnügen (Treatise on pleasure; 2 vols., Vienna 1794)
  • Vorlesungen über die Kritik der reinen Vernunft (Lectures on the criticism of pure reason; Vienna, 1795)
  • Vorlesungen über die Kritik der praktischen Vernunft (Lectures on the criticism of practical reason; Vienna, 1796)
  • Vorlesungen über die Kritik der Urteilskraft (Lectures on the criticism of the power of judgment; Vienna, 1796)
  • Rede über den Zweck der Kritischen Philosophie (Talk on the goal of critical philosophy; Vienna, 1796)
  • Selbstbiographie (Autobiography; Berlin, 1804)


  1. ^ Sven-Erik., Rose (2014). Jewish philosophical politics in Germany, 1789/1848. Waltham, Massachusetts. ISBN 9781611685787. OCLC 890067750.