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Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit Ebook · 293 pages î ❴PDF / Epub❵ ✅ Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit Author Arthur Schopenhauer – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century Schopenhauer believed that human action is determined not by reason but by 'will' the blind and irOne of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century Schopenhauer 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 religi Arthur Schopenhauer wrote his essays and aphorisms in the financial hub city of Frankford Germany during the mid nineteenth century a world where business owners and financiers ruthlessly competed against one another to amass fortunes clerks chained to their desks toiled twelve hours a day uneducated day laborers ground themselves down into faceless mindless cogs of the urban wheel and upper class ladies strolled the streets with parasols as they chattered incessantly over petty concerns but no matter what one's station in life ruthless financial baron toiling clerk chattering lady or manual drudge the monotonous hum of this bustling society gave few people encouragement or mental space to think independently or reflect philosophically But no hustle and bustle for Arthur Inheriting the family fortune and thus freed from any obligation to work for a living Schopenhauer became a life long bachelor and independent scholar keeping his distance from other people as if they were a colony of doltish novel reading lepersAnd thus after rousing in the morning and before playing the flute partaking of lunch and going for his two hour walk with his pet poodle Schopenhauer sat at his desk completely dedicating his time to writing And this collection is Schopenhauer at his hyper arrogant best as self appointed genius and highbrow aesthete shooting verbal barbs and passing harsh judgment on everyone and everything in sight would be philosophers journalists bookworms scholars literati historians women among numerous othersThis book is great literature as well as original philosophy the writing is so incredibly clear crystal clear actually a straightforward easy to follow elegant prose What a switch from hopelessly dry turgid stale academic philosophy with its endless references footnotes and ualificationsOn the topic of books and writing here is a uote which is vintage Schopenhauer The thoughts a man is capable of always express themselves in clear comprehensible and unambiguous words Those who put together difficult obscure involved ambiguous discourses do not really know what they want to say they have no than a vague consciousness of it which is only struggling towards a thought; often however they also want to conceal from themselves and others that they actually have nothing to say Keep this in mind the next time you read an incomprehensible piece of writing in truth the burden is on the writer to make their thoughts clear no matter how impressive the author's credentialsAmong the topics address is aesthetics As always Schopenhauer never dances around an issue but goes right to the heart of the matter and tells it like it is Here is what he has to say on opera Strictly speaking one could call opera an unmusical invention for the benefit of unmusical minds For anybody with a keen interest in listening to music these words have a very honest ringHere is a uote that is especially appropriate to our current age of information Students and learned men of every kind and every ago go as a rule in search of information not insight They make it a point of honor to have information about everything When I see how much these well informed people know I sometimes say to myself Oh how little such a one must have had to think about since he has had so much time for reading The truth of this statement is compounded with the omnipresence of the internetOne uote this one capsulizing Schopenhauer's famous pessimistic view of life No rose without a thorn But many a thorn without a rose Even if you don't agree you have to admire a brilliant memorable metaphorIf you are new to Schopenhauer or philosophy R J Hollindale provides an introduction which includes a mini history of philosophy leading up to Schopenhauer the cultural literary and social context of Germany in the nineteenth century as well as a mini biography of Schopenhauer This is all you will need to have a rich appreciation for one of the most lucid and influential philosophers in the Western tradition

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On ethics politics women and many other themes is taken from Schopenhauer's last work Parerga and Paralipomena which he published in 1851 He depicts humanity as locked in a struggle beyond good and evil each individual absolutely free w Nietzsche is a ray of f'n sunshine compared to Schopenhauer Check it If the immediate and direct purpose of our life is not suffering than our existence is the most ill adapted to its purpose in the world holy shit but S lays down some good nuggets on the denial of the willdesire that dovetails nicely with some Eastern philosophies Some nice views on aesthetics they give us a respite from the endless loop of desire satisfaction desire since when we see something beautiful it releases us from that subjective prison of our own minds however briefly And some badass lines on thinking for yourself Fundamentally it is only our basic thoughts that possess truth and life for only these do we really understand through and through The thoughts of another that we have read are crumbs from another's table the cast off clothes of an unfamiliar guest DAMNUnder appreciated philosopher Gets too much of a bad rap for his pessimism when in fact I see a lot of life affirming aspects of his writing

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Aphorismen zur LebensweisheitIthin a Godless world in which art morality and self awareness are our only salvation This innovative and pessimistic view proved powerfully influential upon philosophy and art affecting the work of Nietzsche and Wittgenstein among othe This is a bad book A really bad book Hell it’s even a dangerous book Anyone that takes Schoperhanuer seriously is going to expect a rotten world prolong a rotten world and thus fortify the self fulfilling prophecy that nothing good has happened will happen and can happen Fortunately this entire foundation is grounded on extremely shoddy philosophySchopenhauer was known in Germany as that guy who lectured in an empty room while Hegel filled the auditorium This isn’t surprising Hegel was conducting Philosophy and Schopenhauer was conducting shrill whining before a live audience of one If you’re going to pay a college to teach you philosophy listening to the euivalent of a comedian without jokes isn’t a frugal investmentGramsci had a famous saying Pessimism of the intellect optimism of the will Schopenhauer would twist this into a pessimistic will guarantees a pessimistic intellect For Schopenhauer this is an ontological truth of the world literally there is one grand will that exist independently of the phenomenal world and it expresses itself in living beings as a voracious Hobbesian creature that riddles us with torment misery and pain Kant’s things in themselves are really this one thing the will in itself and through us and animals How does Schopenhauer know this? How has he taken Kant’s masterpiece and transcended the phenomenal world into the essence of the noumenon? Simple sparse intuition It’s rather ironic than that when Schopenhauer goes on to explain what the world would look like without human subjects he maintains all the properties of mind space time causal relations in existence Clearly he didn’t understand Kant very well One cannot explain the world without subjects or at the very least that description shouldn’t literally mirror our phenomenal depiction of it What’s even asinine is how petulant and hostile he was to Hegelian philosophy when his own philosophy merely replaced Hegel’s Absolute or Geist with a Will Whereas Hegel was a genius with extreme philosophical cunning able to piece together the necessary conclusions of his ontological foundation and at least project some form of progress upon mankind Schopenhauer leaves us with unconnected bits and pieces There is no progress There is no history There is only misery from time immemorial From these ridiculous ontological certainties Schopenhauer moves on to explain to us that women are trifling idiotic subspecies The businessman is the most authentic human being The majority of the population reuires religion because they’re essentially a brain stem without frontal lobes and Monarchies are the NATURAL EXPRESSION of human beings I guess he never read a history book nor inuired into an anthropological text Freedom of the press is dangerous and authoritative ruling is universal and ubiuitous thus necessary and never eradicable Any attempts at ethical behavior is really futile all we can do is stare at each other in recognition of our own self torment Every once and a while a genius may arise amongst us but overall 99% of us most be certain that we’ll never achieve anything except the occasional brief mitigation of pure despairWhat’s really so ironic about this ontological certainty with its barbarous conclusions is that Schopenhauer only writes in Aphorisms and brief points This is the guy who claims to have found the essence to all of reality and unlike Hegel he can’t properly systemize anything All of his essays on any subject are helter skelter scattered internally contradictory and fail to paint a systematic picture beyond life sucks then you die ass holeNow I can understand why Schopenhauer held such pessimism and he’s brave enough to point out that the world is filled with suffering depravity torment and pain The Romantic Movement was being suashed by the material and social reality of an ever growing industrializing capitalistic heartless mode of production Atomizations of the people and fractioning of the state were necessary results Alienation was subseuent The bourgeois revolutions were replacing the tyranny of 1 by the tyranny of the 1% Fortunately Marxism and other socialist thinkers offered the necessary optimism to Schopenhauer’s defeatist pessimism And thus Schopenhauer sat in the dustbin of history for some time Now with the failure of Capitalism to be surmounted and any chance at a proper romanticism – that incorporates a diverse and flourishing natural environment – is leading Philosophers and many readers back to Schopenhauer He alleviates the readers initial guilt as being a full blown hedonist I suspectThis is why the man is dangerous instead of a revival of optimism and a good Marxist vaccination against a static view of miserable history we get poor philosophy terrible ontology an incoherent ethic and certainty in failure