Krause, Karl Christian Friedrich (1781-1832), a German eclectic philosopher, was born at Eisenberg, and studied at Jena under Fichte and Schelling, and became a privat-docent. From 1805-13 he resided at Dresden and at Gottingen, where he lectured on philosophy 1823-30, going in 1831 to Munich, where he died. He was a contemporary of Cousin. Called by one critic le philosophe a bascule, he was one of the most eminent among the school of thought founded by Kant, though his practice of eschewing the technical terms generally in use in favour of native-coined words made much of his work difficult to understand. In 1810 he wrote on Freemasonry, and gave the Masons great offence. His Ideal of Humanity (1812) was translated into English, and he wrote on system in Logic, on Ethics, and on the Philosophy of Law and the Principles of Science.