Schopenhauer

Schopenhauer - Schopenhauer 22:06 17881860 Germanphilosopher

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Schopenhauer 22:06 1788-1860 German philosopher Inherited a fortune from wealthy parents Published his magnum opus Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics Distinction between reality and appearance Immanuel Kant (1724-1804): we can never get behind the appearances, to know  reality as it is in itself Space, time, and causality are forms that we impose on our experience Schopenhauer’s response: we are directly acquainted with our own reality, which  is Will (desire/urge) We can infer that the inner reality of everything must also be Will Hence the true nature of the world is endless striving of everything against  everything else Pessimism Happiness (or pleasure) is/comes from the satisfaction of desire To desire is to suffer from the lack of something Happiness is merely the cessation of suffering, and is therefore neutral
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Schopenhauer - Schopenhauer 22:06 17881860 Germanphilosopher

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