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p. 11. Schopenhauer's life and workslocked

  • Christopher Janaway


‘Schopenhauer's life and works’ examines Schopenhauer's life and influences. Arthur Schopenhauer was born in 1788 in Danzig, and died in Frankfurt am Main in 1860. At the end of his life he was just beginning to enjoy a measure of fame, however it was in the years between 1810 and 1818 that he had produced the entire philosophical system for which he became celebrated. The Göttingen philosopher G. E. Schulze played a decisive role in Schopenhauer's career when he advised him to begin by reading the works of Plato and Kant. His reading of these two philosophers provoked in him the fundamental ideas that shaped his philosophy from then on.

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