Schopenhauer

1990 QC8. Discovered 1990 Aug. 16 by E. W. Elst at La Silla.

Named for the celebrated German philosopher of pessimism, Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860). In 1813 he went to Weimar and came in intimate association with Goethe {see planet (3047)}. Later he considered that Hindu scriptures, together with Plato and Kant {see, respectively, planets (5451) and (7083)}, should constitute the foundations on which to erect his own philosophical system. In On Vision and Colours (1816), he supported Goethe against Newton {see planet (8000)}. His main work was The World as Will and Idea (1819), wherein he develops the fundamental idea that "the world is my representation". The world is only comprehensible with the aid of the constructs of man's intellect - space, time and causality. (M 29148)

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