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Philosophy for busy people. Read a succinct account of the philosophy of Schopenhauer in just one hour.

Arthur Schopenhauer, the ‘philosopher of pessimism,’ makes it clear that he regards the world and our life in it as a bad joke. However, if the world is indifferent to our fate it doesn’t thwart us deliberately – its façade is supported by what Schopenhauer calls the universal Will. He saw this as a force that is blind and without purpose, bringing on all our misery and suffering. Schopenhauer taught that our only hope is to liberate ourselves from the terrible power of the Will and from the trappings of individualism and egoism that are at its mercy.

Here is a concise, expert account of Schopenhauer’s life and philosophical ideas – entertainingly written and easy to understand. Also included are selections from Schopenhauer’s work, suggested further reading, and chronologies that place Schopenhauer in the context of the broader scheme of philosophy.

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About the author

Paul Strathern has lectured in philosophy and mathematics and now lives and writes in London. A Somerset Maugham prize winner, he is also the author of books on history and travel as well as five novels. His articles have appeared in a great many publications including the Observer (London) and the Irish Times. His own degree in philosophy was earned at Trinity College, Dublin.

GENRE
Essais et sciences humaines
SORTIE
2012
5 juillet
LANGUE
EN
Anglais
LONGUEUR
94
Pages
ÉDITEUR
HarperPress
TAILLE
482.1
Ko

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