Arthur schopenhauer essays and aphorisms

This, therefore, is what I should regard as the metaphysical foundation of Ethics, and should describe it as the sense which identifies the ego with the non-ego, so that the individual directly recognises in another his own self, his true and very being. In the defense of the past, it served as the most potent means of educating the masses.

Nevertheless, these investigations led him to his most important discovery in epistemology: He has not made the object, but he has made it as art. Whenever the mind of a writer is saturated with the full inspiration of a great author, a quotation gives completeness to the whole; it seals his feelings with undisputed authority.

Hegelwhom Schopenhauer described as a "clumsy charlatan". In the first place who does not see what dignity they confer on style by their antiquity alone. Of what use is it "to be sawing about a set of maxims to which there is a complete set of antagonist maxims".

If you ever want to receive lots of mail, I recommend you get a Shakespeare quote wrong in a magazine or newspaper. In Moore's Diary, Mr. Take it and copy it.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788—1860)

Men are here found standing side by side who were wide apart in time, space, and character—agreeing in nothing, except that they thought on the same subject, and thought well. Gilbert, An apt quotation is as good as an original remark.

You use names for things as though they rigidly, persistently endured; yet even the stream into which you step a second time is not the one you stepped into before. The Society was appalled that several distinguished contemporary philosophers were mentioned in a very offensive manner, claimed that the essay missed the point and that the arguments were not adequate.

In any course of events, one and only one course of action is available to the agent, and the agent performs that action with necessity. Schutz, He repeated to himself an old French proverb that he had made up that morning. Bronson Alcott, "Quotation," Table-Talk, The art of quotation requires more delicacy in the practice than those conceive who can see nothing more in a quotation than an extract.

For this one world which he retained [ For Kant, the understanding always operates by means of concepts and judgments, and the faculties of understanding and reason are distinctly human at least regarding those animate creatures with which we are familiar. A great man quotes bravely and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word as good.

Opened anywhere, his page is sensible, marrowy, quotable. In stimuli, causes are proximate: They are not propositions, conceived in the understanding and addressed to life, but propositions born of life itself, and addressed to the heart. He jokingly referred to them as evangelists and apostles.

Arthur Schopenhauer

James's Library, [A]s if it were not the masterful will which subjugates the forces of nature to be the genii of the lamp The world is my representation, says Schopenhauer. Open Court Press, The former is like the astronomer, the latter the philosopher.

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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.

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Arthur Schopenhauer

Hollingdale, with Introduction by R J Hollingdale, Penguin Classics,Paperback Table Of Contents. Essays and Aphorisms – Arthur Schopenhauer Selected and Translated with an Introduction by R. J. Hollingdale. Introduction Essays On the. 97 quotes from Essays and Aphorisms: ‘A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for i.

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