Schopenhauer, Arthur


Basic data

  1. February 22, 1788 in Danzig
  2. September 21, 1860 in Frankfurt am Main
  3. Philosoph
  4. Rudolstadt, Weimar, Dresden, Berlin, Mannheim, Frankfurt am Main


Schopenhauer in 1855 (Source: Wikimedia)
Schopenhauer's birthplace house, ul. Św. Ducha (formerly Heiliggeistgasse) (Source: Wikimedia)
Schopenhauer in his youth (Source: Wikimedia)
Schopenhauer in 1815. Portrait by Ludwig Sigismund Ruhl. (Source: Wikimedia)
Sculpture of Arthur Schopenhauer by Giennadij Jerszow (Source: Wikimedia)
1855 painting of Schopenhauer by Jules Lunteschütz (Source: Wikimedia)
Grave at the Hauptfriedhof in Frankfurt (Source: Wikimedia)
In his main work, Schopenhauer praised the Dutch Golden Age artists, who "directed such purely objective perception to the most insignificant objects, and set up a lasting monument of their objectivity and spiritual peace in paintings of still life. The aesthetic beholder does not contemplate this without emotion."[47] (Source: Wikimedia)
Bust in Frankfurt (Source: Wikimedia)
Schopenhauer at age 58 on 16 May 1846 (Source: Wikimedia)
Photo of Schopenhauer, 1852 (Source: Wikimedia)
Schopenhauer's philosophy took Kant's work as its foundation. While he praised Kant's greatness, he nonetheless included a highly detailed criticism of Kantian philosophy as an appendix to The World as Will and Representation. (Source: Wikimedia)
Sculpture of Schopenhauer by Elisabeth Ney (Source: Wikimedia)
Commemorative stamp of the Deutsche Bundespost (Source: Wikimedia)

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