German Philosopher. Considered the maximum exponent of the philosophical movement known as Irrationalism, in opposition to the logical characteristics of Hegelian thought. Graduated in Philosophy at the University of Jena, however he was interested in attending undergraduate courses in physical sciences, mathematics, chemistry, anatomy, physiology. He was an assiduous traveler and spoke fluent English and Italian language. He was good friend of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Richard Wagner, and yet he is remembered for his misanthropy. In 1820 he obtained the chair of Philosophy at the University of Berlin, but the contrast with Hegel caused a lack of attention to his lessons. During the last years of his life, his world view (Weltanschauung) was oriented toward the pessimism. According to some historians of Philosophy, the main reason for this pessimism was the reading of the works, and the assimilation of the thought of the italian poet Giacomo Leopardi. He has written numerous essays, including "Ueber die Wurzel des vierfache Satzes vom zureichenden Grunde", "Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung", "Parerga und Paralipomena. (bio by: Lucy Caldarelli)
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You lived your life as a defy to your intelect and your sense of meaning. You opened the way for our time in all humans institual desires to know who we are, and why we are here. You made you own path, and inspire us to walk into ours. -
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