Schopenhauer-Research Centre

The Schopenhauer-Research Centre is a testament to the revival of interest in Schopenhauer research at the philosophy department of the University of Mainz, which was developed under the guidance of Rudolf Malter (1937-1994) in the 1980’s.

In close cooperation with and mainly financed by the Schopenhauer-Society the Schopenhauer-Research Centre was institutionalised as a scientific body of the University of Mainz in July 2001.

Since 2008, it is further supported to a considerable extent by the Dr. Walter and Dr. Gertrud Pförtner-Foundation.

It is run and was founded by Matthias Koßler.

In 2011 the Schopenhauer-Research Centre celebrated its 10th anniversary. Read the retrospective article written by Matthias Koßler (here as shorter version).

Would you like to support our research with your donation?

Donation Bank Account

Account holder: Landeshochschulkasse Mainz

Deutsche Bundesbank Mainz

BLZ: 550 000 00

Account: 550 015 11

IBAN: DE25 5500 0000 0055 0015 11


Reason for transfer: 6101 28286 9351024 (please be sure to include!)


What the donations have been already used for:

  • the realization of our international Doctoral Colloquium
  • the organisation of our conferences which are held at the end of each summer
  • the publication of our conference issues