His metaphysical theory is the foundation of his influential writings on psychology, aesthetics, ethics, and politics which influenced Friedrich Nietzsche, Wagner, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Sigmund Freud and others.He said he was influenced by the Upanishads, Immanuel Kant, and Plato.His fame was established in 1851 with the publication of Parerga and Paralipomena, a collection of dialogues, essays and aphorisms. Arthur Schopenhauer was born in Danzig in 1788 where his family, of Dutch origin, owned a respected trading house.
In 1793 the business moved to Hamburg, and in 1805 Arthur, who was expected to inherit it, was…Arthur Schopenhauer was born in Danzig in 1788 where his family, of Dutch origin, owned a respected trading house.Arthur was expected to inherit the business, but hated the work and in 1807, after his father's suicide and the sale of the business, he enrolled in the grammar school at Gotha.Although the book failed to sell, his belief in his own views sustained him through twenty-five years of frustrated desire for fame. Hollingdale has translated works by, among others, Schopenhauer, Goethe, T. Hoffmann, Lichtenburg and Theodor Fontane, as well as eleven of Nietzsche's books, many for the Penguin Classics.During his middle life he travelled widely in Europe and in 1844 brought out a much expanded edition of his book, which after his death became one of the most widely read of all philosophical works. He has published two books on Nietzsche and was Honorary President of the British Nietzsche Society until his death in 2003.ON AUTHORSHIP AND STYLE"Obscurity and vagueness of expre If you are up for lively, insightful, sometimes outrageous essays on a variety of philosophical and literary topics, 19th century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer will not let you down.ON AUTHORSHIP AND STYLE"Obscurity and vagueness of expression are at all times and everywhere a very bad sign.References to Eastern philosophy and religion appear frequently in his writing.He appreciated the teachings of the Buddha and even called himself a Buddhaist.His critique of Kant, his creative solutions to the problems of human experience and his explication of the limits of human knowledge are amon Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) was a German philosopher best known for his work The World as Will and Representation.His critique of Kant, his creative solutions to the problems of human experience and his explication of the limits of human knowledge are among his most important achievements.