Rudolf Seydel

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Rudolf Seydel (May 27, 1835 – December 8, 1892) was a German philosopher and theologian born in Dresden.

In 1860 he received his habilitation at the University of Leipzig, where in 1867 he became an associate professor of philosophy. He was a disciple of Christian Hermann Weisse (1801-1866), and is remembered for his studies involving parallels between Buddhism and Christianity. Seydel died in Leipzig on December 8, 1892.

Selected writings[edit]

  • Schopenhauers philosophisches System (Schopenhauer's philosophical system), 1857.
  • Logik oder Wissenschaft vom Wissen (Logic or science of wisdom), 1866.
  • Die Religion der Religionen (The religion of religions), 1872.
  • Ethik oder Wissenschaft vom Seinsollenden (Ethic or science of the Seinsollenden), 1874.
  • Das Evangelium von Jesu in seinem Verhältnis zur Buddhasage und Buddhlehre (The Gospel of Jesus in relation to the Buddha legend and teachings), 1882.
  • Die Buddhalegende und das Leben Jesu nach den Evangelien (The Buddha legend and the life of Jesus after the Gospels), 1884.
  • Buddha und Christus (Buddha and Christ), 1884.
  • Religion und Wissenschaft. Gesammelte Reden und Abhandlungen (Religion and science, Collection of Writings and Papers), 1887.
  • Religionsphilosophie im Umriß (Philosophy of religion in outline); (edited by Paul Wilhelm Schmiedel 1893).