Essays And Aphorisms

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141921757
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One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Schopenhauer (1788-1860) believed that human action is determined not by reason but by 'will' - the blind and irrational desire for physical existence. This selection of his writings on religion, ethics, politics, women, suicide, books and many other themes is taken from Schopenhauer's last work, Parerga and Paralipomena, which he published in 1851. These pieces depict humanity as locked in a struggle beyond good and evil, and each individual absolutely free within a Godless world, in which art, morality and self-awareness are our only salvation. This innovative - and pessimistic - view has proved powerfully influential upon philosophy and art, directly affecting the work of Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Wagner among others.

Essays And Aphorisms

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780141395913
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Schopenhauer believed that human action is determined not by reason but by 'will' - the blind and irrational desire for physical existence. These writings depict individuals struggling in a Godless world, in which art, morality and self-awareness are our only salvation. They are a searing vision of the human condition.

Essays And Aphorisms

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140442274
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A selection of Schopenhauer's writings on religion, ethics, politics, women, suicide, books and other themes taken from his last work, Parerga and Paralipomena . It depicts humanity as locked in a struggle beyond good and evil, and each individual absolutely free within a Godless world, in which morality and self-awareness are our only salvation.

Essays And Aphorisms On The Higher Man

Author: Emile Benoit
Publisher: Emile Benoit
ISBN: 0578075253
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The writings of Emile Benoit are primarily works of moral, cultural, and religious criticism which attempt to find meaning in a world that seems completely devoid of it, and in a manner which relies on revelatory aphorisms rather than narrative deduction to make its argument. We all have been searching for meaning in our lives for as long as we have been alive. Yet, philosophy, religion, art, and politics have failed to provide us with answers to our many questions about our own personal existence. They've become, instead, institutions for profit, dogmatism, entertainment, or petty equivocation. Benoit addresses the issues that used to be of utmost importance to scholars and laymen alike: The answer to the question of how we should best live our lives.

I Ll Be Your Mirror

Author: David Lazar
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496202066
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"A collection of personal essays, pieces exploring the essay form, and aphorisms, I'll Be Your Mirror explores memory, pain, historical essayists, contemporary creative nonfiction, all in the distinct voice of premier essayist David Lazar"--

Between The Devil And The Dragon

Author: Eric Hoffer
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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This collection of the major writings of American longshoreman-philosopher Eric Hoffer includes the complete text of "The True Believer" and important essays and aphorisms from all of his works

Essays And Aphorisms

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140442274
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A selection of Schopenhauer's writings on religion, ethics, politics, women, suicide, books and other themes taken from his last work, Parerga and Paralipomena . It depicts humanity as locked in a struggle beyond good and evil, and each individual absolutely free within a Godless world, in which morality and self-awareness are our only salvation.

Essays

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781378641569
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The Wisdom Of Life

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Publisher: Cosimo Classics
ISBN: 1616409908
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A disciple of Kant and a significant factor in shaping Nietzsche's thinking, Arthur Schopenhauer worked from the foundation that all knowledge derives from our experience of the world, but that our experience is necessarily subjective and formed by our own intellect and biases: reality, therefore, is but an extension of our own will. In this essay, translated by THOMAS BAILEY SAUNDERS (1860-1928) and first published in English in the 1890s, Schopenhauer explores concepts of what internal driving forces and external interpersonal dynamics contribute to the individual's happiness, from our own personalities to our wealth and social standing. The datedness of some of Schopenhauer's ideas—including a decidedly prefeminist interpretation of women's choices and a connection between fame and reputation that is no longer always active in our celebrity culture—only serve to highlight the philopher's basic assumption of human life: that it is characterized chiefly by misery. Students of philosophy and of 19th-century intellectualism will find this a fascinating read.