What is Arthur Schopenhauer?

  • (noun): German pessimist philosopher (1788-1860).
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Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer (22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860) was a German philosopher best known for his book, The World as Will and Representation, in which he claimed that our world is driven by a continually dissatisfied will, continually seeking satisfaction. Influenced by Eastern thought, he maintained that the "truth was recognized by the sages of India"; consequently, his solutions to suffering were similar to those of Vedantic and Buddhist thinkers; his faith in "transcendental ideality" led him to accept atheism and learn from Christian philosophy.

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Origins of Scientific Racism - Arthur Schopenhauer
... Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860), who naturalistically attributed civilizational primacy to the white races who gained sensitivity and intelligence via the refinement consequent to living in the rigorous North ...
Arthur Schopenhauer - Selected Bibliography - Online
... Works by Arthur Schopenhauer at Project Gutenberg Illustrated version of the "Art of Being Right" and links to logic and sophisms used by the stratagems ... University Library Digital Collections Facsimile edition of Schopenhauer's manuscripts in SchopenhauerSource Essays of Schopenhauer ...
Animal Rights Activists - Historical Development in The West - 19th Century: Emergence of jus Animalium - Arthur Schopenhauer
... The development in England of the concept of animal rights was strongly supported by the German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860) ... He wrote that Europeans were "awakening more and more to a sense that beasts have rights, in proportion as the strange notion is being gradually overcome and outgrown, that the animal kingdom came into existence solely for the benefit and pleasure of man." He stopped short of advocating vegetarianism, arguing that, so long as an animal's death was quick, men would suffer more by not eating meat than animals would suffer by being eaten ...

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