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Suffering, Suicide and Immortality: Eight Essays from the Parerga (Dover Philosophical Classics)

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One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Arthur Schopenhauer is best known for his writings on pessimism. In this 1851 essay collection, he offers concise statements of the unifying principles of his thinking. Schopenhauer, unlike most philosophers, expressed himself in simple, direct terms. These essays offer an accessible approach to his main thesis, as stated in The World as Will and Representation.

Schopenhauer's reasoning encompasses the influence of the Upanishads and Buddhist teachings, as well as the works of Plato and Kant. His philosophy had an enormous impact on contemporary philosophy and literature, and on subsequent thinkers such as Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein. Published toward the end of his life in a collection called Parerga und Paralipomena, these essays include "On the Sufferings of the World," "On the Vanity of Existence," "On Suicide," "Immortality: A Dialogue," "Further Psychological Observations," "On Education," "On Women," and "On Noise," plus "A Few Parables." They remain among Schopenhauer's most popular works, offering insights into his philosophy as a whole as well as the human condition.

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One of the greatest philosophers of the 19th century, Schopenhauer is best known for his writings on pessimism. In this 1851 essay collection, he offers concise statements of the unifying principles of his thinking. These essays offer an accessible approach to his main thesis, as stated in The World as Will and Representation.

Table of Contents

On the Sufferings of the World

The Vanity of Existence

On Suicide

Immortality: A Dialogue

Further Psychological Observations

On Education

On Women

On Noise

A Few Parables

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486447810
Editor:
Saunders, T. Bailey
Publisher:
Dover Publications
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Saunders, T. Bailey
Selected:
Saunders, T. Bailey
Editor:
Saunders, T. Bailey
Author:
Schopenhauer, Arthur
Author:
Saunders, T. Bailey
Subject:
Pessimism
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Movements - General
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Philosophical Classics
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.22 lb

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One of the greatest philosophers of the 19th century, Schopenhauer is best known for his writings on pessimism. In this 1851 essay collection, he offers concise statements of the unifying principles of his thinking. These essays offer an accessible approach to his main thesis, as stated in The World as Will and Representation.
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