The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims

 
 
Martino Fine Books (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 17. Oktober 2018
 
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  • Softcover
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  • 188 Seiten
978-1-68422-268-1 (ISBN)
 
2018 Reprint of 1901 and 1896 Editions. Two titles in one volume. A leading German metaphysician of the 19th century, Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) exerted an influence far beyond the world of philosophy, with adherents ranging from Richard Wagner and Friedrich Nietzsche to Leo Tolstoy and Thomas Mann. Among Schopenhauer's chief contributions to the field of philosophy are his rejection of the idealism of his contemporaries and his embrace of a practical variety of pessimism. He jettisons the traditional philosophic jargon for a brisk, compelling style that employs direct terms to express the metaphysics of the will.

In The Wisdom of Life, an essay from Schopenhauer's final work, Parerga und Paralipomena (1851), the philosopher favors individual strength of will and independent, reasoned deliberation over the tendency to act on irrational impulses. He examines the ways in which life can be arranged to derive the highest degree of pleasure and success, presents guidelines to achieving this full and rich manner of living, and advises that even a life well lived must always aspire to grander heights.
  • Englisch
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  • Klebebindung
  • Höhe: 237 mm
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  • Breite: 159 mm
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  • Dicke: 15 mm
  • 295 gr
978-1-68422-268-1 (9781684222681)

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