Koch, Julius Ludwig August
|born on||4 December 1841 at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )|
|Place||Laichingen, Germany, 48n29, 9e41|
|Timezone||LMT m9e41 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||12°21' 00°44 Asc. 03°13'|
German psychiatrist whose work influenced later concepts of personality disorders.
Koch worked as a chemist for several years and then studied medicine in Tubingen from 1863 to 1867. He subsequently worked as a physician, later joining a psychiatric hospital. In 1874 he became director of the state mental hospital in Zwiefalten (Württemberg).
Described as deeply rooted in a Christian faith, Koch's first works were philosophically-minded. In 1882 he published "Epistomological Investigations" (Erkenntnistheoretische Untersuchungen), and in 1885 "Outline of Philosophy" (Grundriss der Philosophie). In 1886 his "Reality and its Knowledge" (Die Wirklichkeit und ihre Erkenntnis) was an attempt to join the philosophy of Immanuel Kant with Christian theories.
Koch argued that the body and soul are part of the natural material world, while the mind (Geist) is the way through which freedom, but also a moral claim by God, are exercised. He felt that philosophical trends against the Christianity of a nation would lead to afflictions and dangers. Overall his philosophy has been described as homespun and quite dogmatic, especially with regard to the religious elements.
He died on 25 June 1908, aged 66, in Zwiefalten.
Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.
- Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychiatrist
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