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Suffering, Suicide and Immortality: Eight Essays from The Parerga (The…

by Arthur Schopenhauer

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A good sampling of Schopenhauer. He makes me laugh a lot. It's an insight every few pages. ( )
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Unless suffering is the direct and immediate object of life, our existence must entirely fail of its aim.
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Suffering, Suicide and Immortality: Eight Essays from The Parerga (Dover Philosophical Classics) is an unabridged republication of Studies in Pessimism: A Series of Essays (originally published in 1890 by The Macmillan Co., New York). They are thus identical works. Please do not combine with differing collections (see 'Book description').
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A collection comprised of "On the Suffering of the World", "The Vanity of Existence", "On Suicide", "Immortality: A Dialogue", "Further Psychological Observations", "On Education", "On Women", "On Noise", and "A Few Parables".
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Arthur Schopenhauer is best known for his writings on pessimism. In this 1851 essay collection, he offers concise statements of the unifying principles of his thinking. Schopenhauer, unlike most philosophers, expressed himself in simple, direct terms. These essays offer an accessible approach to his main thesis, as stated in The World as Will and Representation. Schopenhauer's reasoning encompasses the influence of the Upanishads and Buddhist teachings, as well as the works of Plato and Kant. His philosophy had an enormous impact on contemporary philosophy and literature, and on subsequent thinkers such as Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein. Published toward the end of his life in a collection called Parerga und Paralipomena, these essays include "On the Sufferings of the World," "On the Vanity of Existence," "On Suicide," "Immortality: A Dialogue," "Further Psychological Observations," "On Education," "On Women," and "On Noise," plus "A Few Parables." They remain among Schopenhauer's most popular works, offering insights into his philosophy as a whole as well as the human condition.… (more)

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