Front Cover. Johann Caspar Lavater. . Essays on Physiognomy: Designed to Promote the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind · Johann Caspar Lavater. Johann Kaspar (or Caspar) Lavater was a Swiss poet, writer, philosopher, physiognomist and theologian. Contents. 1 Early life; 2. Results 1 – 17 of 17 Essays on Physiognomy; by J.C. Lavater and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Of the universality of physiognomonical sensation. The two principal sources from which Lavater developed his physiognomical studies eesays 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. AdditionList of remarkable countenances. Of the disadvantages of physiognomy. On freedom and necessity. Johann Caspar Lavater No preview available – During his later years, Lavater’s influence waned, and he physiognomh considerable ridicule due to his vanity.

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Lineaments of the cheeks. Of the apparently false decisions of physiognomy.

Reasons why the science of physiognomy is so often ridiculed. Essay by a late learned man of Oldenburg M Sturtz on physi.

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From on, Goethe was intimately acquainted with Lavater, but later had a falling out with him, accusing him of superstition and hypocrisy. February Exsays how and when to remove this template message.


Controlling Time and Shaping the Self: On ditto Pgysiognomy Letter to Count Thun. More about supporters and how you can help. For the Promotion of the Knowledge and the Love of Dekker; Michael James Mascuch 22 June Of the difference of skulls as they relate to sex and particularly.

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Large image Recto Title-page with physiognnomy vignette showing Lavater wearing a gown and turban, seated in clouds with a winged male figure and a goddess, deep in study, taking notes in front of a tablet of heads held by a female figure wearing a three-tiered crown, with a pelican feeding its young in the background to left; to Lavater’s ‘Essays on Physiognomy’, Vol I.

Mendelssohn refused to do either, and many prominent intellectuals took Mendelssohn’s side, including Lichtenberg and Herder.

On dissimulation falsehood and sincerity. His oratorical fervor and genuine depth of conviction gave him great personal influence; he was extensively consulted as a casuistand was welcomed with enthusiasm on his journeys throughout Germany. Of the union between the knowledge of the heart and philanthropy.


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By using this site, exsays agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Use image Request new photography. Breitinger were amongst his teachers. Physjognomy conduct during the French occupation of Physiofnomy brought about his death. 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. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Object type print book-illustration Museum numberThe allegorical figures may represent ‘Knowledge and Love of Mankind’, with the figure holding the tablet representing Philosophy or Science; the pelican, normally a symbol of charity or Christ, may reinforce or clarfiy the type of love represented by the male figure, or express an interesting gloss on ‘God created man in his own image’.