Arthur Schopenhauer presented from personal contact is a biography of the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, published by a young admirer and friend of his, Wilhelm Gwinner, two years after the philosopher's death in 1862. It became a success, since death of the famous author was still recent and his popularity as a philosopher not only remained, but was growing among his admirers.
Although Gwinner never shared either the irrationalism or the atheism of the so-called "Frankfurt Buddha", leaning more towards his metaphysical and mystical comments, on the other hand he did know his personality very well, since he chose him as a confidant during the last years of his life. The value of this biography was precisely that Gwinner's profile of Schopenhauer had the freshness of pure friendship and the deepest admiration. Another added value was that some passages were reproduction...read more