Essays and Aphorisms

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141395913

Category: Philosophy, German

Page: 256

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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 UK

ISBN: 0141921757

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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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,R. J. Hollingdale

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140442278

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 237

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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

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 238

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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

Essays and Aphorisms

Author: David Lazar

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496205189

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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In his third book of essays, David Lazar blends personal meditations on sex and death with considerations of popular music and coping with anxiety through singing, bowling, and other distractions. He sets his work apart as both in the essay and of the essay by throwing himself into the form's past--interviewing or speaking to past masters and turning over rocks to find lost gems of the essay form. I'll Be Your Mirror further expands the dimensions of contemporary nonfiction writing by concluding with a series of aphorisms. Surreal, comical, and urban moments of being, they are part Cioran, part Kafka, and part Lenny Bruce. These are accompanied by Heather Frise's illustrations, whose looking-glass visions of motherhood--funny and grotesque--meet the vision of the aphorist in this most unusual nonfiction book.

Between the Devil and the Dragon

The Best Essays and Aphorisms of Eric Hoffer

Author: Eric Hoffer

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 486

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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

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 237

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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.

The Vanity of Existence

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990806103

Category:

Page: 221

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Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) is remembered as an atheist, a pessimist, and the first Western philosopher to incorporate Eastern thought into his work. Iconoclastic in his time, his ideas remain provocative and insightful today. The ten essays collected in this volume demonstrate his brilliance as both a scholar and a stylist. They serve as an ideal introduction to his work, as well as an illuminating supplement to his magnum opus, The World as Will and Representation.

Vectors

Aphorisms & Ten-second Essays

Author: James Richardson

Publisher: Ausable Press

ISBN: 9780967266893

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 109

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500 aphorisms. Our best-seller. In Boston Review, Brenda O'Shaughnessy wrote, “Readers will be obsessed by this book; they will memorize passages, give copies to friends, proselytize. That's because Vectors so generously provides the best that poetry can offer. It is a masterpiece of practicality, beauty, and solace.”

On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602063583

Category: Philosophy

Page: 412

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A disciple of Immanuel Kant, 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. This is the basis of all of Schopenhauer's thinking, and here, he offers an essential foundation for understanding and appreciating all of his work. First produced as his doctoral dissertation in 1813, these two essays-"On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason" and "On the Will in Nature"-were revised and published by the author in 1847; this 1889 edition represents its first translation into the English language. Students of philosophy and of 19th-century culture will find this a demanding but satisfying read.The writings of German philosopher ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER (1788-1860) were a profound influence on art and aesthetics, music and literature in the 19th century. Among his many writings, The World as Will and Idea (1819) is considered his masterpiece.

The View of Life

Four Metaphysical Essays with Journal Aphorisms

Author: Georg Simmel

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226757854

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Published in 1918, The View of Life is Georg Simmel’s final work. Famously deemed “the brightest man in Europe” by George Santayana, Simmel addressed diverse topics across his essayistic writings, which influenced scholars in aesthetics, epistemology, and sociology. Nevertheless, certain core issues emerged over the course of his career—the genesis, structure, and transcendence of social and cultural forms, and the nature and conditions of authentic individuality, including the role of mindfulness regarding mortality. Composed not long before his death, The View of Life was, Simmel wrote, his “testament,” a capstone work of profound metaphysical inquiry intended to formulate his conception of life in its entirety. Now Anglophone readers can at last read in full the work that shaped the argument of Heidegger’s Being and Time and whose extraordinary impact on European intellectual life between the wars was extolled by Jürgen Habermas. Presented alongside these seminal essays are aphoristic fragments from Simmel’s last journal, providing a beguiling look into the mind of one of the twentieth century’s greatest thinkers.

Religion, a Dialogue, Etc

Top of Schopenhauer

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: 谷月社

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Schopenhauer is one of the few philosophers who can be generally understood without a commentary. All his theories claim to be drawn direct from the facts, to be suggested by observation, and to interpret the world as it is; and whatever view he takes, he is constant in his appeal to the experience of common life. This characteristic endows his style with a freshness and vigor which would be difficult to match in the philosophical writing of any country, and impossible in that of Germany. If it were asked whether there were any circumstances apart from heredity, to which he owed his mental habit, the answer might be found in the abnormal character of his early education, his acquaintance with the world rather than with books, the extensive travels of his boyhood, his ardent pursuit of knowledge for its own sake and without regard to the emoluments and endowments of learning. He was trained in realities even more than in ideas; and hence he is original, forcible, clear, an enemy of all philosophic indefiniteness and obscurity; so that it may well be said of him, in the words of a writer in the Revue Contemporaine, ce n'est pas un philosophe comme les autres, c'est un philosophe qui a vu le monde. It is not my purpose, nor would it be possible within the limits of a prefatory note, to attempt an account of Schopenhauer's philosophy, to indicate its sources, or to suggest or rebut the objections which may be taken to it. M. Ribot, in his excellent little book, [Footnote: La Philosophie de Schopenhauer, par Th. Ribot.] has done all that is necessary in this direction. But the essays here presented need a word of explanation. It should be observed, and Schopenhauer himself is at pains to point out, that his system is like a citadel with a hundred gates: at whatever point you take it up, wherever you make your entrance, you are on the road to the center. In this respect his writings resemble a series of essays composed in support of a single thesis; a circumstance which led him to insist, more emphatically even than most philosophers, that for a proper understanding of his system it was necessary to read every line he had written. Perhaps it would be more correct to describe Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellungas his main thesis, and his other treatises as merely corollary to it. The essays in this volume form part of the corollary; they are taken from a collection published towards the close of Schopenhauer's life, and by him entitled Parerga und Paralipomena, as being in the nature of surplusage and illustrative of his main position. They are by far the most popular of his works, and since their first publication in 1851, they have done much to build up his fame. Written so as to be intelligible enough in themselves, the tendency of many of them is towards the fundamental idea on which his system is based. It may therefore be convenient to summarize that idea in a couple of sentences; more especially as Schopenhauer sometimes writes as if his advice had been followed and his readers were acquainted with the whole of his work.

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Short Essays and Aphorisms

Author: Sir Arthur Helps

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aphorisms and apothegms

Page: 208

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Essays;

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer,T. Bailey Saunders

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781378641569

Category: History

Page: 236

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Cosmic Religion

With Other Opinions and Aphorisms

Author: Albert Einstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 109

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Studies in Pessimism

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602063494

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

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CONTENTSOn the Sufferings of the WorldOn the Vanity of ExistenceOn SuicideImmortality: A DialoguePsychological ObservationsOn EducationOf WomenOn NoiseA Few Parables