Arthur Schopenhauer

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In existographies, Arthur Schopenhauer (167-95 BE) (1788-1860 ACM) (IQ:185|#60) (RGM:98|1,350+) (PR:143|65AE / philosopher:19) (Murray 4000:13|WP) (Becker 139:21|12L) (Stokes 100:49) (SN:20) (FA:119) (GA:10) (GPhE:#) (CR:255) (LH:6) (TL:263|#30) was a German philosopher, noted for []


Quotes | On

The following are quotes on Schopenhauer:

Schopenhauer was the first admitted and inexorable atheist among us Germans.”
Friedrich Nietzsche (1882), The Gay Science (pg. #)
Schopenhauer prided himself on being the first true atheist in German philosophy, and scorned his contemporaries’ attempts to substitute a world spirit for a bankrupt deity. Yet he never abandoned a notion of cosmic justice.”
— Susan Neiman (2004), Evil in Modern Thought: an Alternative History of Philosophy (pg. 198)[1]

Quotes | By

The following are quotes by Schopenhauer:

“They found it easier to burn Vanini that to confute him.”
— Arthur Schopenhauer (c.1830), Dialogue on Religion (pg. 5 + clause, pg. #) [2]
Man can do what he will, but he cannot will what he wills.”
— Arthur Schopenhauer (1839), On the Freedom of the Will (pg. 45-46)

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See also

  • Schopenhauerian
  • Schopenhauerian atheism
  • Schopenhauer’s porcupines


  1. Neiman, Susan. (2004). Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy (cosmic justice, 2+ pgs; Schopenhauer, pg. 198). Princeton, 2015.
  2. Schopenhauer, Arthur. (c.1830). Dialogue on Religion (pg. 5 + clause, pg. #). Publisher.


  • Schopenhauer, Arthur. (1818). The World as Will and Representation, Volume One (translator: E.F.J. Payne). Dover, 1966.
  • Schopenhauer, Arthur. (1844). The World as Will and Representation, Volume Two (translator: E.F.J. Payne). Dover, 1969.

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