Walter Benjamin
#546 Overall Influence

Walter Benjamin

German literary critic, philosopher and social critic

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Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin was a German Jewish philosopher, cultural critic and essayist. An eclectic thinker, combining elements of German idealism, Romanticism, Western Marxism, and Jewish mysticism, Benjamin made enduring and influential contributions to aesthetic theory, literary criticism, and historical materialism. He was associated with the Frankfurt School, and also maintained formative friendships with thinkers such as playwright Bertolt Brecht and Kabbalah scholar Gershom Scholem. He was also related to German political theorist and philosopher Hannah Arendt through her first marriage to Benjamin’s cousin, Günther Anders.

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University of Freiburg
University of Freiburg

University in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

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University of Bern
University of Bern

University in the Swiss capital of Bern

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Humboldt University of Berlin
Humboldt University of Berlin

Public research university located in Berlin, Germany

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Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

German university in Munich, Bavaria

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#37 World Rank
Sociology
#152 World Rank
Philosophy
#378 World Rank
Literature