Nineteenth Century Philosophy

Arthur Schopenhauer

What was Arthur Schopenhauer’s influence?

Schopenhauer’s philosophical ideas influenced Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), and his idea of an unconscious will was formative for Sigmund Freud’s (1856–1939) ideas of psychology. Schopenhauer had profound effects in literature and was the first significant Western philosopher to incorporate Eastern thought in his system.


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