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

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.

I'll Be Your Mirror

Essays and Aphorisms

Author: David Lazar

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496205189

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

View: 9947

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.


Short Essays and Aphorisms by the Author of "Friends in Council."

Author: Sir Arthur Helps

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aphorisms and apothegms

Page: 208

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Essays and Aphorisms on the Higher Man

Author: Emile Benoit

Publisher: Emile Benoit

ISBN: 0578075253

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 238

View: 2106

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.

Between the Devil and the Dragon

The Best Essays and Aphorisms of Eric Hoffer

Author: Eric Hoffer

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers


Category: Social Science

Page: 486

View: 632

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 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Arthur Helps

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781397244901

Category: Self-Help

Page: 348

View: 9708

Excerpt from Essays and Aphorisms On Practical Wisdom - Aids to Contentment - Ou Self Discipline - Ou our Judgments of Other Men - On the Exercise of Benevolence - Domestic Rule - Advice Secrecy - Ou the Education of a Man of Business On the Transaction of Business - Ou the Choice and Management of Agents - On the Treatment of Suitors - Interviews - Of Councils, Commissions, and, in general, of Bodies of Men called together to Counsel or to Direct - party-spirit. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Essays divine and human with thoughts and aphorisms

Author: Aurobindo Ghose,Sri Aurobindo,Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Publisher: Lotus Press (WI)


Category: Philosophy

Page: 580

View: 9938

This volume comprises most of the shorter prose written by Sri Aurobindo after coming to Pondicherry in 1910 and not published during his lifetime. The material has been arranged in four parts: i) Essays Divine and Human: Complete essays on Yoga and related subjects, arranged in five chronological sections. ii) From Man to Superman: Notes and Fragments on Philosophy, Psychology and yoga, arranged in three thematic sections. iii) Notes and Fragments on various subjects, arranged in three thematic sections. iv) Thoughts and Aphorisms, as arranged by the author in three sections, with a section of additional aphorisms. Contents: As above. Subjects: Philosophy, Psychology, Yoga.


Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Publisher: FV Éditions

ISBN: 2366688156

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 40

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"Jeder große Mann ist ein Unikum". Nach Emerson Selbstvertrauen ist mit Unkonventionalität verbunden, und Glück ist eine Frage der Selbständigkeit.

Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843015481

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 6146

Arthur Schopenhauer: Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit Erstdruck: 1851 Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Ölgemälde von Julius Hamel : Erstes Porträt Arthur Schopenhauers, 1856. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.


Author: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783717512547

Category: Quotations, German

Page: 543

View: 3953

Aufklärer, Rationalist, Skeptiker - viele Charakterisierungen treffen auf Lichtenberg zu. Was er in über dreissig Jahren für seine "Sudelbücher" zusammentrug, ist in jeder Hinsicht einzigartig, und bis heute überraschen die Fülle und Vielfalt des Gesammelten, das in der deutschen wie in der Weltliteratur seinesgleichen sucht. Viele von Lichtenbergs Notaten können als klassische Aphorismen bezeichnet werden, mit List und Eleganz pointierte Beobachtungen. In der Mehrzahl handelt es sich jedoch um Aperçus: Wahrnehmungen im eigentlichen Sinne des Wortes, Einfälle, Eingebungen, blitzartig auf- und einleuchtende Einsichten in die verschiedenen widerspruchsvollen Lebensbereiche des Menschen.