"What you think wrong,

you have to live wrong."

"The rights are equal,

because people are unequal."

"I am for many times

or for individuals

of many coming times."

Constantin Brunner   (1862-1937)

Cross-Thinker, Wisdom Teacher and Visionary

  • Rebel against academic school philosophy
  • Representative of a modern philosophy of unity, which overcomes the contrast between mind and matter
  • Critic of anti-Semitism
  • Fighter for the rule of law and freedom of the citizen

Voices about Brunner


"It comforts me that you are there. The time seems to be habitable again."

Walther Rathenau


"Here, finally, is one who stretches his arms far over the world."

Gustav Landauer


"It is a pleasure for me to confirm my worship for the great thinker Constantin Brunner."

Max Horkheimer


"Here it is again, the deep true humanity."

Yehudi Menuhin



The next annual meeting of the Brunner foundations will happen in 2019.


Historian Franziska Krah recently gave a lecture at the University of Gießen and the FU Berlin on the subject of "Pioneers of Antisemitism Research in Germany" ("Pioniere der Antisemitismusforschung in Deutschland"), which also included Constantin Brunner. The version of the talk she held in the fall of 2017 can be heard on YouTube: here (German)


Jüdische Miniaturen [= Jewish Miniatures], Vol. 207

Constantin Brunner. Philosoph und Weisheitslehrer.

Hentrich & Hentrich:  Berlin 2017

Volume Publication:

Constantin Brunner im Kontext. Ein Intellektueller zwischen Kaiserreich und Exil.

De Gruyter: Berlin 2014

Letter Edition:

Constantin Brunner – Ausgewählte Briefe 1884-1937.

Wallstein: Göttingen 2012