Essays and Aphorisms

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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.
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.
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Weight 0.191000
Author Schopenhauer, Arthur
Availability IP
Department History
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780140442274
Pages 256
Published 26/08/1976
Publisher Penguin
Section History
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