Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer
"Do not be in the world of books, I would long ago have come to despair ..." — he said one day. A favorite pastime was reading Schopenhauer. His library contained 1,375 books.

Arthur Schopenhauer was born February 22 in 1788 in Danzig (now Gdansk). In 1799, he enrolled in a private school Runge, where the children were taught the most distinguished citizens, preparing for occupations in commerce, and four years later continued his studies at Wimbledon (UK). In 1805, Arthur began working in the office of the trading company in Hamburg.

Then his education is not over. For two years he devoted preparation and in 1809 entered the Medical Faculty of the University of Gottingen, and later transferred to the Faculty of Philosophy. Arthur had mastered English, French, Italian and Spanish.

In 1811, Arthur moved to Berlin, where attended lectures of Fichte and Shlyayermahera. And in 1812, University of Jena in absentia honors him the title of Doctor of Philosophy.

His main work, "The World as Will and Representation" Arthur Schopenhauer completed in 1819, and soon he was awarded the title of associate professor. Began his teaching career at the University of Berlin.

In 1839, Schopenhauer won the Royal Norwegian Society for the competitive work "On the free will of man."
In 1844, the second edition of his work, "The World as Will and Representation", some of the titles which have become very famous. In 1851, after the publication of "Aphorisms of worldly wisdom," he received public recognition.

In the last decade of his life Arthur Schopenhauer became famous, and he's got a lot of students. In 1859 he published a continuation of the "World as will and representation", and in 1860 — "Two basic ideas of ethics."

Arthur Schopenhauer died of pneumonia September 21 in 1860 in Frankfurt-am-Main.