Frauenstaedt, Julius

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FRAUENSTAEDT, JULIUS (Christian Martin ; 1813–1879), philosopher. Frauenstaedt, who was born in Bojanowo, Posen, became a Christian at 20. He studied theology and philosophy at Berlin. Originally a Hegelian, he met Schopenhauer in 1846 and became a student and follower of his. Frauenstaedt published the first complete edition of Schopenhauer's works in 6 volumes (1873–74) and was his literary executor, publishing his posthumous writings. He differed with Schopenhauer on various aspects of his philosophy, especially regarding his voluntarism and pessimism. Frauenstaedt wrote extensively on religion and ethics. His best-known works are Aesthetische Fragen (1853), Der Materialismus (1856), and Blicke in die intellektuelle, physische und moralische Welt (1869). He also wrote a Schopenhauer-Lexikon (1871), Briefe ueber die Schopenhauer'sche Philosophie (1854), and Neue Briefe (1876).


H. Berger, Julius Frauenstaedt, sein Leben, seine Schriften und seine Philosophie (1911).

[Richard H. Popkin]