Alfred Schmidt

German philosopher and social scientist

Alfred Schmidt (born 19 May 1931, Berlin – 28 August 2012, Frankfurt am Main) was a German philosopher.[1]

Train station poster in Frankfurt U-Bahn with Alfred Schmidt.


Schmidt studied history, English and philology at the Goethe University Frankfurt and later philosophy and sociology.

Schmidt was professor of philosophy and sociology at the University of Frankfurt from 1972 and was made emeritus in 1999.

Schmidt was a member of the International PEN and an honorary member of the Schopenhauer Society.


  1. "Obituary: Alfred Schmidt". The Times. 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2014-07-24.