Clemens, Franz Jakob

Clemens, Franz Jakob a Roman Catholic philosopher of Germany; was born in 1815 at Coblentz He, studied at Bonn and Berlin from 1834 to 1838, and was made doctor of philosophy at the latter place in 1838. In 1840 he commenced his philosophical lectures at Bonn. In 1853 he opposed the school of the famous philosopher Gunther, and the result was that in 1857 the Guntherian philosophy was condemned by the pope, as twenty years before the Hermesian system was stigmatized. Clemens was called to Minster as professor of philosophy in 1855, and died at Rome Feb. 24, 1862. He published, De Philosophia Anaxagorae Clazomenii: (Bonn, 1840): — Giordano Bruno und Nicolaus von Cusa (ibid. 1847): — De. Scholasticorum Sententia, Philosophiam esse Theologie Ancillam (Munster, 1856) Des, heilige Rock zu Trier und die proestantsiche. Kritik (2d. ed. Coblenltz, 1845): — Die Wahrheit in dem von Herrn J. v. Kuhn in Tubingen angeregten Streite uber Phiosophie und Theologie (Munster, 1860) See Literarischer Handweiser fur das Kathoische: Deutschland, 1862. col. 88; Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. i, 230. (B.P.)

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