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Essays and Aphorisms - Arthur Schopenhauer Selected and Translated with an Introduction by R. J. Hollingdale
On the Suffering of the World
On the Vanity of Existence
On the Antithesis of Thing in Itself and Appearance
On Affirmation and Denial of the Will to Live
On the Indestructibility of our Essential Being by Death
On Thinking for Yourself
On Religion: A Dialogue
On Philosophy and the Intellect
On Law and Politics
On Books and Writing
On Various Subjects
List of Correspondences
Posted January 2, 2010
Not bad. You can reread this book and never get bored of it. I'm a optimistic person, so being pessimistic is hard for me to do or believe. Live is fun, He saids it is not. But beyond all of the other essays he was a great writer.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 7, 2006
This book covers a vast amount of subjects with splendid and creative aphorisms that rival only those of Friedrich Nietzsche. A collection consisting of everything from psychology, philosophy, to even writing about books themselves. The essays are insightful and show how Schopenhauer used Eastern thoughts on the Western world.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 26, 2003
As a newcomer to philosophy, I found this collection of essays enlightening and agreeable. While some of his ideas may be regarded as sexist, he is every persuausive and his writing style is magnificient. I had first gained knwoledge of Schopenhauer by way of my History of Psychology class and amazingly I found myself concurring with him! My friend characterizes me as a "cynical, sarcastic A$%#*&^" so I guess if you are a "cynical, sarcastic A$%#*&^" then this collection of essays is for you!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 29, 2001
Posted June 21, 2009
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