Arthur Schopenhauer
#244 Overall Influence

Arthur Schopenhauer

German philosopher

About

Why is this person notable and influential?

Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher. He is best known for his 1818 work The World as Will and Representation , which characterizes the phenomenal world as the product of a blind and insatiable metaphysical will. Building on the transcendental idealism of Immanuel Kant, Schopenhauer developed an atheistic metaphysical and ethical system that rejected the contemporaneous ideas of German idealism. He was among the first thinkers in Western philosophy to share and affirm significant tenets of Indian philosophy, such as asceticism, denial of the self, and the notion of the world-as-appearance. His work has been described as an exemplary manifestation of philosophical pessimism.

Source: Wikipedia

Other Resources

Schools

What schools is this person affiliated with?
Humboldt University of Berlin
Humboldt University of Berlin

Public research university located in Berlin, Germany

view profile
University of Berlin

German University in Berlin ; predecessor institute of the Friedrich Wilhelm University and the Humboldt University in Berlin

view profile
University of Göttingen
University of Göttingen

University in the city of Göttingen, Germany

view profile

Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#22 World Rank
Philosophy
#197 World Rank
Literature