Says schopenhauer we generally find pleasure at the

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Unformatted text preview: openhauer, there can be no immanent meaning of life. Here's the basic argument, then, that Schopenhauer offers in support of the likes of Premise 3 of the Nihilist's Worry: P1 If ______________________________________________________________________________________________, it must be possible for the satisfaction of desire to outweigh the frustration of desire in life. P2 _________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________. C Therefore, there is no immanent meaning of life. Here, P1 might seem pretty plausible. But P2 might not seem so plausible; why does Schopenhauer claim it? He provides three reasons for claiming the likes of P2. The first reason is quantitative in nature, the second and third qualitative: 1. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________. This is shown by the fact that you couldn’t be trying to satisfy (i.e., fulfill) a desire unless it were currently frustrated (i.e., unfulfilled). As he puts it: "[H]appiness and satisfaction 4 always imply some desire fulfilled, some state of pain brought to an end." (45) (This, by the way, is related to a famous claim of Schopenhauer, viz. that happiness is existentially "negative"- - implies the negation (or end) of desire, whereas suffering is "positive"- - implies the existence or continuation of desire.) 2. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____...
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