Arthur Schopenhauer It is a collection of philosophical essays on varied topics such as education, women, suicide. The author points out our psychological weaknesses, it allows you to step outside the box to see yourself.
Arthur Schopenhauer The following essays are drawn from the chapters entitled Zur Ethik and Zur Rechtslehre und Politik which are to be found both in Schopenhauer's Parergaand in his posthumous writings. As in my previous volumes, so also in this, I have omitted a few passages which appeared to me to be either antiquated or no longer of any general interest. For convenience' sake I have divided the original chapters into sections, which I have had to name; and I have also had to invent a title which should express their real scope. The reader will find that it is not so much Ethics and Politics that are here treated, as human nature itself in various aspects.
Arthur Schopenhauer In these pages I shall speak of The Wisdom of Life in the common meaning of the term, as the art, namely, of ordering our lives so as to obtain the greatest possible amount of pleasure and success; an art the theory of which may be called Eudaemonology, for it teaches us how to lead a happy existence. Such an existence might perhaps be defined as one which, looked at from a purely objective point of view, or, rather, after cool and mature reflection—for the question necessarily involves subjective considerations, —would be decidedly preferable to non-existence; implying that we should cling to it for its own sake, and not merely from the fear of death; and further, that we should never like it to come to an end.
Arthur Schopenhauer This selection of his writings on religion, ethics, politics, women and many other themes is taken from Schopenhauer's last work, Parerga and Paralipomena. He depicts humanity as locked in a struggle beyond good and evil, each individual absolutely free within a Godless world in which art, morality and self-awareness are our only salvation. This innovative and pessimistic view proved powerfully influential upon philosophy and art.
Arthur Schopenhauer This volume contains 4 essays plus the work of Schopenhauer on how to win an argument. This is a very detailed and inspired essay on dialectical tecniques, to lie on oral discurses, essential work to uncover liars. The majority of the essay is a clear break down of the tactics used in debates.
Arthur Schopenhauer This is a book of collection of philosophical essays by Arthur Schopenhauer. Various essays in this book includes : RELIGION: A DIALOGUE, A FEW WORDS ON PANTHEISM , ON BOOKS AND READING , ON PHYSIOGNOMY , PSYCHOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS , THE CHRISTIAN SYSTEM.
Arthur Schopenhauer This is a collection of philosophical essays in which pessimism has been depicted. On the Sufferings of the World was the most concise expression of his pessimism. The varied topics of other essays include Education, Suicide, Women and many more.
Arthur Schopenhauer This is a collection of essays that emphasize the art of literature. Schopenhauer's comments on what constitutes good writing and how to recognize bad writing are bracing is worth remarking in these essays. Schopenhauer also suggested the idea that style is the physiognomy of the mind and that to be naive means a writer need not shrink from showing himself as he is.
Arthur Schopenhauer This is a collection of essays offered by Arthur Schopenhauer . With the help of these essays author wishes to deliver thoughts which appear to be worth communicating. For his double loss in this respect, the reader may console himself by reflecting that a complete and systematic treatment of such a subject as the guidance of life could hardly fail to be a very wearisome business.
Arthur Schopenhauer & Viscount R. B. Haldane Haldane Haldane and Kemp’s translation of Schopenhauer’s central work. This volume includes the text’s first four “books,” and Schopenhauer’s prefaces to both the first edition and the second edition (which contained significant revisions and additions).
Arthur Schopenhauer This book contain collection of 8 books
1. Essays of Schopenhauer; translated by Mrs. Rudolf Dircks
3. The Wisdom of Life
4. On Human Nature
5. Studies in Pessimism
6. The Art of Controversy
7. Counsels and Maxims
8. The Art of Literature
About the Author
Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860
Arthur Schopenhauer is one of the most important 19th century philosophers, most famous for his work, The World as Will and Representation. He is known for having espounced a sort of philosophical pessimism that saw life as being essentially evil and futile, but saw hope in aesthetics, sympathy for others and ascetic living.
Arthur Schopenhauer “We should be grateful to Schopenhauer for managing to express the truth about life so beautifully.” —Alain De Botton, author of The Consolations of Philosophy
“Schopenhauer’s philosophy has had a special attraction for those who wonder about life’s meaning, along with those engaged in music, literature, and the visual arts.” —Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Essential Schopenhauer delivers the first comprehensive English anthology of the seminal philosopher’s writings. Edited by Wolfgang Schirmacher, president of the International Schopenhauer Association, this indispensible collection affords readers a uniquely accessible gateway into the monolithic thinker’s prodigious body of work. Just as the Harper Perennial Basic Writings seriesrenders the work of Heidegger and Nietzsche accessible for English readers, The Essential Schopenhauer gives us unprecedented access to the complex ideas of this profound and influential thinker.
Arthur Schopenhauer Arthur Schopenhauer was born on February 22, 1788 in Danzig, Poland. He was a German philosopher who had pessimistic views of human nature. He died on September 21, 1860, in Frankfurt, Germany. He had written a lot of essays about humans and life.
In this book explores the highest level of success and pleasure and suggests living life to its fullest. He explores the concepts of the internal forces and the external interpersonal dynamics as the keys for happiness. He points out three factors that create the human happiness:
1. What a man is – the character, personality, beauty, intelligence, moral character, education and all the other things that shape him as a person;
2. What a man has – possessions and property
3. How a man stands in the estimation of others – the opinion people around him have about him.
The theme of this book is the person’s character, the way it is shaped and its influence on living a happy and successful life. The author begins his book by stating the three factors mentioned above. Then, the rest of the book analyses the three factors and their importance for human happiness.
In this book you will read about:
1. Division of the subject
2. Personality, or What a Man Is.
3. Property, or What a Man Has.
4. Position, or a Man’s Place in the Estimation of Others.
Arthur Schopenhauer Arthur Schopenhauer's Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung is one of the most important philosophical works of the nineteenth century, the basic statement of one important stream of post-Kantian thought. It is without question Schopenhauer's greatest work. Conceived and published before the philosopher was 30 and expanded 25 years later, it is the summation of a lifetime of thought. For 70 years, the only unabridged English translation of this work was the Haldane-Kemp collaboration. In 1958, a new translation by E. F. J. Payne appeared that decisively supplanted the older one. Payne's translation is superior because it corrects nearly 1,000 errors and omissions in the Haldane-Kemp translation, and it is based on the definitive 1937 German edition of Schopenhauer's work prepared by Dr. Arthur Hübscher. Payne's edition is the first to translate into English the text's many quotations in half a dozen languages. It is thus the most useful edition for the student or teacher.
Arthur Schopenhauer La solitude offre à l'homme intellectuellement haut placé un double avantage : être avec soi-même, et n'être pas avec les autres. On appréciera hautement ce dernier si l'on réfléchit à tout ce que le commerce du monde apporte avec soi de contrainte, de peine et même de dangers. La sociabilité appartient aux penchants dangereux et pernicieux, car elle nous met en contact avec des êtres qui en grande majorité sont moralement mauvais et intellectuellement bornés ou détraqués.
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The Art of Controversy translated by T. Bailey Saunders The Art of
Literature translated by T. Bailey Saunders Counsels and Maxims translated by
T. Bailey Saunders On Authorship and Style and Other Essays translated by
Mrs. Rudolf Dircks On Human Nature translated by T. Bailey
Saunders Religion: a Dialogue, Etc. translated by T. Bailey
Saunders Studies in Pessimism translated by T. Bailey Saunders The Wisdom
of Life translated by T. Bailey Saunders
Appendix: Arthur Schopenhauer Biography List of Works
in Alphabetical Order
Arthur Schopenhauer The World as Will and Representation is the central work of the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer.
One of the most important philosophical works of the nineteenth century, the basic statement of one important stream of post-Kantian thought. It is without question Schopenhauer's greatest work. Conceived and published before the philosopher was 30 and expanded 25 years later, it is the summation of a lifetime of thought.
"...This book will be of interest to general readers, undergraduates, graduates, and scholars in the field."
--George Lăzăroiu, PhD, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, New York, Analysis and Metaphysics
Arthur Schopenhauer Truths of the physical order may possess much external significance, but internal significance they have none. The latter is the privilege of intellectual and moral truths, which are concerned with the objectivation of the will in its highest stages, whereas physical truths are concerned with it in its lowest.
Arthur Schopenhauer This file includes: The Art of Controversy, The Art of Literature, Counsels and Maxims, On Authorship and Style and Other Essays, Religion: a Dialogue and Other Essays, Studies in Pessimism, and The Wisdom of Life. According to Wikipedia: "Arthur Schopenhauer (February 22, 1788 – September 21, 1860) was a German philosopher known for his atheistic pessimism and philosophical clarity. At age 25, he published his doctoral dissertation, On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason, which examined the fundamental question of whether reason alone can unlock answers about the world. Schopenhauer's most influential work, The World as Will and Representation, emphasized the role of man's basic motivation, which Schopenhauer called "will". Schopenhauer's analysis of "will" led him to the conclusion that emotional, physical, and sexual desires can never be fulfilled. Consequently, Schopenhauer favored a lifestyle of negating human desires, similar to the teachings of Buddhism. Schopenhauer's metaphysical analysis of "will", his views on human motivation and desire, and his aphoristic writing style influenced many well-known philosophers, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Richard Wagner, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Sigmund Freud."
Arthur Schopenhauer & R. J. Hollingdale 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.
Arthur Schopenhauer Arthur Schopenhauer's Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung is one of the most important philosophical works of the 19th century, the basic statement of one important stream of post-Kantian thought. It is without question Schopenhauer's greatest work, and, conceived and published before the philosopher was 30 and expanded 25 years later, it is the summation of a lifetime of thought. For 70 years, the only unabridged English translation of this work was the Haldane-Kemp collaboration. In 1958, a new translation by E. F. J. Payne appeared which decisively supplanted the older one. Payne's translation is superior because it corrects nearly 1,000 errors and omissions in the Haldane-Kemp translation, and it is based on the definitive 1937 German edition of Schopenhauer's work prepared by Dr. Arthur Hübscher. Payne's edition is the first to translate into English the text's many quotatioins in half a dozen languages, and Mr. Payne has provided a comprehensive index of 2,500 items. It is thus the most useful edition for the student or teacher.
Arthur Schopenhauer EASY READING. The great classics of philosophy, revisited, for an easier interpretation.
An e-book that turns out to be incredibly topical, a precious source you can draw on to keep improving and enhancing your personal and professional skills. This work embodies a study conducted by the German philosopher on Eristic dialectics, which is the art of always being right in a conversation. Schopenhauer, after providing his definition of dialectics and after describing the general development of a typical dispute, identifies 38 useful stratagems for a no-holds-barred attack against our opponent’s theory, and to defend the one we have expressed.
Arthur Schopenhauer Controversial Dialectic is the art of disputing, and of disputing in such a way as to hold one’s own, whether one is in the right or the wrong — per fas et nefas.
A man may be objectively in the right, and nevertheless in the eyes of bystanders, and sometimes in his own, he may come off worst. For example, I may advance a proof of some assertion, and my adversary may refute the proof, and thus appear to have refuted the assertion, for which there may, nevertheless, be other proofs. In this case, of course, my adversary and I change places: he comes off best, although, as a matter of fact, he is in the wrong.
Arthur Schopenhauer & Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works or all the significant works - the Œuvre - of this famous and brilliant writer in one ebook - 5680 pages easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate: • The World As Will And Idea • Essays of Schopenhauer • The Essays of; Studies in Pessimism • The Essays of: the Wisdom of Life • The Essays of; On Human Nature • The Essays of; the Art of Controversy • The Basis of Morality • Thoughts Out of Season • The Essays of; Counsels and Maxims • The Essays of; Religion, a Dialogue, Etc. • The Essays of; The Art of Literature • RELIGION: A DIALOGUE. • A FEW WORDS ON PANTHEISM. • ON BOOKS AND READING. • PHYSIOGNOMY. • PSYCHOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS. • THE CHRISTIAN SYSTEM. • ON AUTHORSHIP AND STYLE ON NOISE ON EDUCATION ON READING AND BOOKS THE EMPTINESS OF EXISTENCE ON WOMEN THINKING FOR ONESELF SHORT DIALOGUE ON THE INDESTRUCTIBILITY OF OUR TRUE BEING BY DEATH RELIGION—A DIALOGUE PSYCHOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS METAPHYSICS OF LOVE PHYSIOGNOMY ON SUICIDE • ON STYLE ON THE STUDY OF LATIN ON MEN OF LEARNING ON THINKING FOR ONESELF ON SOME FORMS OF LITERATURE ON CRITICISM ON REPUTATION ON GENIUS • etc.
Arthur Schopenhauer 11 works of Arthur Schopenhauer
German philosopher (1788-1860)
This ebook presents a collection of 11 works of Arthur Schopenhauer. A dynamic table of contents allows you to jump directly to the work selected.
Table of Contents:
- Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer
- The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer Counsels and Maxims
- The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer On Human Nature
- The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer on Religion and a Dialogue
- The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer on Studies in Pessimism
- The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer on the Art of Controversy
- The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer on The Art of Literature
- The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer on the Wisdom of Life
- The World As Will And Idea Volume I
- The World As Will And Idea Volume II
- The World As Will And Idea Volume III
Arthur Schopenhauer "The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims" is a collection of essays by famed German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. In this work you will find two collections of essays which include the following: The Wisdom of Life: (Introduction, I. Division of the Subject, II. Personality, or What a Man Is, III. Property, or What a Man Has, IV. Position, or a Man's Place in the Estimation of Others—, Sect. 1. Reputation, Sect. 2. Pride, Sect. 3. Rank, Sect. 4. Honor, Sect. 5. Fame), Counsels and Maxims: (Introduction, I. General Rules, II. Our Relation to Ourselves, III. Our Relation to Others, IV. Worldly Fortune, V. The Ages of Life.)
Arthur Schopenhauer Originally published in 1813, this early work by German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. Originally published as his doctoral dissertation and then later re-published, it outlines his cornerstone arguments on the subject of knowing. This fascinating work is highly recommended for anyone interested in 19th century philosophy and its development. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Arthur Schopenhauer Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are.
Arthur Schopenhauer "Si nuestra existencia no tiene por fin inmediato el dolor, puede afirmarse que no tiene ninguna razón de ser en el mundo. Porque es absurdo admitir que el dolor sin término que nace de la miseria inherente a la vida y que llena el mundo, no sea más que un puro accidente y no su misma finalidad. Cierto es que cada desdicha particular parece una excepción, pero la desdicha general es la regla." A. Schopenhauer.
Arthur Schopenhauer One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Arthur Schopenhauer is best known for his writings on pessimism. In this 1851 essay collection, he offers concise statements of the unifying principles of his thinking. Schopenhauer, unlike most philosophers, expressed himself in simple, direct terms. These essays offer an accessible approach to his main thesis, as stated in The World as Will and Representation. Schopenhauer's reasoning encompasses the influence of the Upanishads and Buddhist teachings, as well as the works of Plato and Kant. His philosophy had an enormous impact on contemporary philosophy and literature, and on subsequent thinkers such as Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein. Published toward the end of his life in a collection called Parerga und Paralipomena, these essays include "On the Sufferings of the World," "On the Vanity of Existence," "On Suicide," "Immortality: A Dialogue," "Further Psychological Observations," "On Education," "On Women," and "On Noise," plus "A Few Parables." They remain among Schopenhauer's most popular works, offering insights into his philosophy as a whole as well as the human condition.
Arthur Schopenhauer Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) attended the University of Göttingen where he studied metaphysics and psychology. It was here that he first found philosophical inspiration in the works of Plato and Immanuel Kant, two men who would have significant influence on Schopenhauer's work. One of the best known nineteenth-century philosophers, Schopenhauer published "The Basis of Morality" in 1839 as a response to a question posed by the Royal Danish Society of Scientific Studies. The work was written in four sections: the first part provides Schopenhauer's answer to the Society's question as well as an interpretation of western ethics; the second section is a criticism of Kantian ethics; the third lays out the construction of Schopenhauer's own ethical theory; and the final section examines the metaphysical foundations of ethics. As a whole, the work is an extensive discussion of compassion as the basis for morality, and the will of human beings to be unselfish.
Arthur Schopenhauer "Studies in Pessimism, On Human Nature, and Religion: a Dialogue, etc." is a collection of essays by famed German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. In this work you will find three collections of essays which include the following: On The Sufferings Of The World, On The Vanity Of Existence, On Suicide, Immortality: A Dialogue, Psychological Observations, On Education, Of Women, On Noise, A Few Parables, Human Nature, Government, Free-Will And Fatalism, Character, Moral Instinct, Ethical Reflections, Religion: A Dialogue, A Few Words On Pantheism, On Books And Reading, On Physiognomy, Psychological Observations, and The Christian System.
Arthur Schopenhauer Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher best known for his book, The World as Will and Representation. The writings of German philosopher were a profound influence on art and aesthetics, music and literature in the 19th century.
The principle of sufficient reason is a powerful and controversial philosophical principle stipulating that everything must have a reason or cause. Arthur Schopenhauer took the Kantian concept that all knowledge derives from experience and broadened it to conclude that our experience of the world is necessarily subjective and influenced by our own intellect and biases, and that reality is but an extension of our own will. Schopenhauer revised and re-published it in 1847. This work articulated the centerpiece of many of Schopenhauer's arguments, and throughout his later works he consistently refers his readers to this short treatise as the necessary beginning point for a full understanding of his further writings.
Arthur Schopenhauer A devout believer in the supremacy of will over intellect, Arthur Schopenhauer developed a metaphysical theory that influenced such thinkers as Nietzsche, Wagner, Wittgenstein, and Freud. These six essays are drawn from the chapters entitled Zur Ethik and Zur Rechtslehre undPolitik, which originated in the philosopher’s Parerga, as well as from his posthumously published writings. More than any other work, On Human Nature offers an expression of Schopenhauer's views, including the depth of his interests, his biases, and his philosophy. Students of history and philosophy along with other readers will appreciate these lucid, accessible observations on government, free will and fatalism, character, moral instinct, and ethics.
Arthur Schopenhauer First of all, we must consider the essential nature of every dispute: what it is that really takes place in it. Our opponent has stated a thesis, or we ourselves,—it is all one. There are two modes of refuting it, and two courses that we may pursue. I. The modes are (1) ad rem, (2) ad hominem or ex concessis. That is to say: We may show either that the proposition is not in accordance with the nature of things, i.e., with absolute, objective truth; or that it is inconsistent with other statements or admissions of our opponent, i.e., with truth as it appears to him. The latter mode of arguing a question produces only a relative conviction, and makes no difference whatever to the objective truth of the matter. II. The two courses that we may pursue are (1) the direct, and (2) the indirect refutation. The direct attacks the reason for the thesis; the indirect, its results. The direct refutation shows that the thesis is not true; the indirect, that it cannot be true.
Arthur Schopenhauer Sorprende que a 140 años de la muerte de Schopenhauer aún existan textos inéditos de su obra y de tal valía como los que, en un trabajo minucioso casi detectivesco, reconstituye el catedrático de filosofía Franco Volpi en un pequeño manual de filosofía práctica: El arte de ser feliz. Se trata de una auténtica joya hasta ahora escondida en el legado del filósofo, en la que se nos invita a educar nuestro carácter a través de reglas de conducta que nos ayuden a evitar las penurias y los golpes del destino.
Desde muy joven, Schopenhauer tenía una predilección por el género literario de los pequeños tratados de filosofía práctica. Ya durante el tiempo en el que residió en Berlín gustaba de redactar breves textos y apuntes para su uso personal; así nació, por ejemplo, El arte de tener razón (Erística), publicado póstumamente a partir de su legado.
Las cincuenta reglas para la vida que incluye se redactaron en diversos momentos y se encuentran dispersas en distintos volúmenes y carpetas. Su estado incompleto y el reconocido pesimismo de Schopenhauer son las razones principales por las que hasta ahora nadie sospechó un «Arte de ser feliz» entre los escritos del filósofo. Pero precisamente desde la convicción pesimista de que la vida de los seres humanos no depara más que decepciones, dolor y aburrimiento, el filósofo nos invita a servirnos de unas herramientas valiosas que nos brinda la naturaleza: los dones del ingenio y de la prudencia práctica. Aunque nuestro carácter no parece modificable, podemos educarlo con reglas de conducta que nos ayuden a evitar las penurias y los golpes del destino. En 1814, a los 26 años, el joven filósofo encontró una formulación casi definitiva para la intuición fundamental en la que basar su sabiduría de la vida, es decir, la concepción negativa de la felicidad entendida como mera ausencia del dolor. A las razones filosóficas para esta concepción se sumaron motivaciones de índole biográfica. Bajo la presión y las decepciones de sus primeros años en Berlín, Schopenhauer se dedicó con especial intensidad al problema de la sabiduría de la vida y, desde 1822, comenzó a apuntar con cierta regularidad sentencias y máximas.
El plan de concebir un «Arte de felicidad» en forma de catálogo de reglas de conducta surgió probablemente en relación con la lectura del Oráculo manual de Baltasar Gracián. Muchas de las reglas de Schopenhauer recuerdan las de la obra de Gracián e incluso se encuentran citas directas que demuestran que Schopenhauer, al redactar El arte de ser feliz, tenía en mente al maestro del conceptismo español. Con su descubrimiento, Franco Volpi ha ofrecido un generoso regalo especialmente a la cultura española y a la historia de la recepción del pensamiento barroco español por parte de Schopenhauer.
De interés para filósofos, para lectores interesados en el pensamiento de Schopenhauer y público en general que se sienta atraído por escritos sobre autoayuda, esta vez tratados desde el rigor de la filosofía.
Arthur Schopenhauer The winning entry in a competition held by the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences, Schopenhauer's 1839 essay brought its author international recognition. Its brilliant and elegant treatments of free will and determinism elevated it to a classic of Western philosophy, and its penetrating reflections still remain relevant. Schopenhauer makes a distinction between freedom of acting (which he endorses) and the freedom of willing (which he refutes). The philosopher regards human activity as entirely determined, but he also posits that the variety of freedom that cannot be established in the sphere of human activity resides at the level of individuated will—a reality that transcends all dependency on outside factors. Because the essay's clear and rigorous argument reveals many basic features of his thought, it forms a useful introduction to Schopenhauer for students of philosophy or religion.
Arthur Schopenhauer A leading German metaphysician of the 19th century, Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860) exerted an influence far beyond the hermetic world of philosophy, with adherents ranging from Richard Wagner and Friedrich Nietzsche to Leo Tolstoy and Thomas Mann. Among Schopenhauer's chief contributions to the field of philosophy are his rejection of the idealism of his contemporaries and his embrace of a practical variety of materialism. He jettisons the traditional philosophic jargon for a brisk, compelling style that employs direct terms to express the metaphysics of the will. In The Wisdom of Life, an essay from Schopenhauer's final work, Parerga und Paralipomena (1851), the philosopher favors individual strength of will and independent, reasoned deliberation over the tendency to act on irrational impulses. He examines the ways in which life can be arranged to derive the highest degree of pleasure and success, presents guidelines to achieving this full and rich manner of living, and advises that even a life well lived must always aspire to grander heights. Abounding in subjects of enduring relevance, Schopenhauer's highly readable work appears here in an excellent translation.
Arthur Schopenhauer Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher.The writings of German philosopher were a profound influence on art and aesthetics, music and literature in the 19th century.
The Art of Controversy (or The Art of Being Right) is a short treatise written in 1831 by the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer in which he presents thirty-eight methods of gaining an unfair advantage in a debate and thereby being right even if you are wrong. Schopenhauer champions the virtue of dialectical argument, in his view wrongly neglected by philosophers in favour of logic, and goes on to discuss the distinction between our conscious intellectual powers and our will. The text is a favourite of debaters including the philosophers AC Grayling and Mary Warnock, and the Mayor of London Boris Johnson. His work also informed theories of evolution and psychology, largely through his theory of the will to power -- a concept which Nietzsche famously adopted and developed.
Arthur Schopenhauer The World As Will And Idea Volume I
Arthur Schopenhauer, a German philosopher (1788-1860)
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Table of Contents
-01- About this book
-03- TRANSLATORS' PREFACE
-04- PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
-05- PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
-06- FIRST BOOK. THE WORLD AS IDEA
-07- SECOND BOOK. THE WORLD AS WILL
-08- THIRD BOOK. THE WORLD AS IDEA
-09- FOURTH BOOK. THE WORLD AS WILL
Arthur Schopenhauer According to Wikipedia: "Arthur Schopenhauer (February 22, 1788 – September 21, 1860) was a German philosopher known for his atheistic pessimism and philosophical clarity. At age 25, he published his doctoral dissertation, On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason, which examined the fundamental question of whether reason alone can unlock answers about the world. Schopenhauer's most influential work, The World as Will and Representation, emphasized the role of man's basic motivation, which Schopenhauer called "will". Schopenhauer's analysis of "will" led him to the conclusion that emotional, physical, and sexual desires can never be fulfilled. Consequently, Schopenhauer favored a lifestyle of negating human desires, similar to the teachings of Buddhism. Schopenhauer's metaphysical analysis of "will", his views on human motivation and desire, and his aphoristic writing style influenced many well-known philosophers, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Richard Wagner, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Sigmund Freud."
Arthur Schopenhauer The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer is best known for his 1818 work ‘The World as Will and Idea’, which characterises the phenomenal world as the product of a blind and insatiable metaphysical will. Proceeding from the transcendental idealism of Kant, Schopenhauer developed an atheistic metaphysical and ethical system that is viewed by many as an exemplary manifestation of philosophical pessimism. His works on aesthetics, morality and psychology would exert a major influence on existential philosophy and Freudian thinking. This comprehensive eBook presents Schopenhauer’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)
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Arthur Schopenhauer Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung (1819) ist das Hauptwerk des deutschen Philosophen Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860). Die zweite Auflage (1844) besteht aus zwei Bänden, wobei bereits der erste Band die Philosophie vollständig darstellt und der zweite Band als Vertiefung eben derselben verstanden werden kann. Fremdsprachige Zitate finden sich relativ häufig und werden in der Regel nicht übersetzt.
Arthur Schopenhauer A fascinating examination of ethics, religion and psychology, this selection of Schopenhauer's works contains scathing attack on the nature and logic of religion, and an essay on ethics that ranges from the American slavery debate to the vices of Buddhism.
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Arthur Schopenhauer “Men who aspire to a happy, a brilliant and a long life, instead of to a virtuous one, are like foolish actors who want to be always having the great parts,—the parts that are marked by splendour and triumph. They fail to see that the important thing is not what or how much, but how they act.”
Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher who has written a lot of essays on the way human experience the world. In his books he offers new solutions to the problems of human experience and the limits of human knowledge.
This is another of Arthur Schopenhauer’s literary works in the field of philosophy, which explores mankind. This book focuses on the exploring the human nature and explains how the recent developments in physical sciences confirm his theory of will.
In this book you will read about:
1. Human nature
3. Free-will and fatalism
5. Moral instinct
6. Ethical reflections
Arthur Schopenhauer I propose to point out here how this book must be read in order to be thoroughly understood. By means of it I only intend to impart a single thought. Yet, notwithstanding all my endeavours, I could find no shorter way of imparting it than this whole book. I hold this thought to be that which has very long been sought for under the name of philosophy, and the discovery of which is therefore regarded by those who are familiar with history as quite as impossible as the discovery of the philosopher's stone, although it was already said by Pliny: Quam multa fieri non posse, priusquam sint facta, judicantur? (Hist. nat. 7, 1.) According as we consider the different aspects of this one thought which I am about to impart, it exhibits itself as that which we call metaphysics, that which we call ethics, and that which we call æsthetics; and certainly it must be all this if it is what I have already acknowledged I take it to be.
Arthur Schopenhauer Das Glück ist kein leichtes Ding.
Nur sehr schwer finden wir es in uns
und anderswo gar nicht.
Schopenhauers Philosophie geht davon aus, dass unser ganzes Leben etwas sei, das besser gar nicht wäre. Da wir aber nun einmal sind, müssen wir unsere Jahre bewältigen. Seine Ratschläge schmähen schnelle Genüsse, verheißen aber demjenigen intellektuelle Freuden, der sich den großen Mühen unterzieht. Der düstere, mitunter sarkastische Zug seines Denkens ist nicht einfach, doch seine spitze Art zu analysieren, beeindruckt zutiefst. Dieses Buch kann niemanden kalt lassen: Entweder man wehrt sich gegen Schopenhauers Weltsicht, und schärft dadurch die eigene Anschauung. Oder man findet bei ihm Erkenntnisse, die tatsächlich helfen, das Dasein auf Erden leichter zu meistern.