Cancel anytime. Schopenhauer was just 30 when his magnum opus, Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung , a work of considerable learning and innovation of thought, first appeared in Much to his chagrin and puzzlement so convinced was he of its merits , it didn't have an immediate effect on European philosophy, views and culture. It was only decades later that it was recognised as one of the major intellectual landmarks of the 19th century. By: Arthur Schopenhauer. His fiction is known to be some of the most terrifying in the genre of supernatural horror, but Thomas Ligotti's first nonfiction book may be even scarier.
Studies in Pessimism
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He edited the Wandsbecker Bote , in the fourth part of which appeared the treatise mentioned above. He generally wrote under the pseudonym of Asmus , and Schopenhauer often refers to him by this name. Between the ethics of the Greeks and the ethics of the Hindoos, there is a glaring contrast. Allied with this is the contrast between the Greek and the Christian idea of death. Compare with that the Christian coffin, draped in mournful black and surmounted with a crucifix! How much significance there is in these two ways of finding comfort in death. They are opposed to each other, but each is right.
“Studies in Pessimism” de Arthur Schopenhauer
Arthur Schopenhauer — was a German philosopher known for his atheism and pessimism—in fact, he is the most prominent pessimist in the entire western philosophical tradition. This will is an aimless striving which can never be fully satisfied, hence life is essentially dissatisfaction. Moreover, consciousness makes the situation worse, as conscious beings experience pain when thinking about past regrets and future fears. Schopenhauer believed that desires cause suffering and, consequently, he favored asceticism—a lifestyle of negating desires or a denying the will similar to the teachings of Buddhism and Vedanta.
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