Arthur Schopenhauer

1788 - 1860

Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer (; German: [ˈaʁtʊʁ ˈʃoːpn̩haʊ̯ɐ] (listen); 22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860) was a German philosopher. He is best known for his 1818 work The World as Will and Representation (expanded in 1844), wherein he 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Schopenhauer has received more than 3,052,332 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 24th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Arthur Schopenhauer ranks 23 out of 1,005Before him are John Locke, Baruch Spinoza, Seneca the Younger, Montesquieu, Epicurus, and Thomas Hobbes. After him are Heraclitus, Erasmus, Thales of Miletus, Friedrich Engels, Laozi, and Averroes.

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Among people born in 1788, Arthur Schopenhauer ranks 1After him are Lord Byron, Sarah Baartman, Augustin-Jean Fresnel, Jean-Victor Poncelet, Robert Peel, Infante Carlos, Count of Molina, Princess Augusta of Bavaria, Antoine César Becquerel, Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, Princess Wilhelmine of Baden, and Ranavalona I. Among people deceased in 1860, Arthur Schopenhauer ranks 1After him are Phineas Gage, Désirée Clary, Jérôme Bonaparte, Alexandra Feodorovna, János Bolyai, Charles Goodyear, Miloš Obrenović, Stéphanie de Beauharnais, Julia Pastrana, István Széchenyi, and William Walker.

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Among people born in Poland, Arthur Schopenhauer ranks 6 out of 930Before him are Nicolaus Copernicus (1473), Marie Curie (1867), Frédéric Chopin (1810), Pope John Paul II (1920), and Catherine the Great (1762). After him are Rosa Luxemburg (1871), Paul von Hindenburg (1847), Lech Wałęsa (1943), David Ben-Gurion (1886), L. L. Zamenhof (1859), and Heinz Guderian (1888).


Among philosophers born in Poland, Arthur Schopenhauer ranks 1After him are Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), Ernst Cassirer (1874), Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768), Christian Wolff (1679), Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), Alfred Tarski (1901), Heinrich Rickert (1863), Leszek Kołakowski (1927), Paul Tillich (1886), Günther Anders (1902), and Roman Ingarden (1893).

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