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Schopenhauer

Arthur . 1788--1860, German pessimist philosopher. In his chief work, The World as Will and Idea (1819), he expounded the view that will is the creative primary factor and idea the secondary receptive factor
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class="MsoNormalAfrica is a continent whose existence would force its peoples to review Schopenhauer's thesis.
class="MsoNormalIf Schopenhauer was right, and we chose to be nothing, we are indeed nothing.
Here, then, we arrive at the crux of Schopenhauer's radical pessimism, his view that "human life must be some kind of mistake." To live is to will, but to will is to suffer, because will is striving, and although we hope that the fulfilment of our desires will bring a final satisfaction, an end to striving as such, this is not the case: "our existence [...] is essentially unceasing motion, without any possibility of that repose which we continually strive after.
First, while we cannot entirely escape suffering and boredom, there are, according to Schopenhauer, two ways in which we can limit our unhappiness--1.
I gain an adequate notion of Schopenhauer and what he accounts his grand discovery.
Schopenhauer argues in The World as Will and Representation that there are two aspects to the world--the world of representation and the will--each aspect being dependent on and inseparable from the other.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) was a German philosopher well known for his pessimistic view of life, for the criticisms he voiced to the academic philosophers of his time, for having pioneered the introduction of Buddhism and the respect for animal life in Europe, for his misogyny, and for his clear and precise writing style often depicted by original metaphors and irony.
Chapters two through four provide an introduction to the philosophy of Schopenhauer generally, emphasizing how his metaphysics of will necessitates this pessimistic worldview.
Teniendo en cuenta este conjunto de preocupaciones filosoficas actuales, nos parece que vale la pena presentar aqui algunas sugerentes y valiosas ideas de alguien que penso a fondo dicha cuestion: nos referimos a Schopenhauer, conocido sobre todo y paradojicamente, por su pesimismo.