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  Arthur Schopenhauer - LoveToKnow 1911
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER (1788-1860), German philosopher, was born in Danzig on the 22nd of February 1788.
The essay, which must be treated as an episode or digression from the direct path of Schopenhauer's development, due to the potent force of Goethe, was written at Dresden, to which he had transferred his abode after the rupture with his mother.
It was thus that Schopenhauer by his own experience saw in the primacy of the will the fundamental fact of his philosophy, and found in the engrossing interests of the selfish 'pros the perennial hindrances of the higher life.
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 Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860).
Schopenhauer was, as a philosopher, a pessimist; he was a follower of Kant's Idealist school.
Born in Danzig, Schopenhauer, because of a large inheritance from his father, was able to retire early, and, as a private scholar, was able to devote his life to the study of philosophy.
Schopenhauer saw the worst in life and as a result he was dour and glum.
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  Arthur Schopenhauer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Schopenhauer studied at the University of Göttingen and was awarded a PhD from the University of Jena.
Schopenhauer believed the function of art to be a meditation on the unity of human nature, and an attempt to either demonstrate or directly communicate to the audience a certain existential angst for which most forms of entertainment—including bad art — only provided a distraction.
While Schopenhauer's hostility to women may tell us more about his biography than about philosophy; his biological analysis of the difference between the sexes, and their separate roles in the struggle for survival and reproduction, anticipates some of the claims that were later ventured by sociobiologists and evolutionary psychologists in the twentieth century.
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 Arthur Schopenhauer - Philosopher - Biography
Schopenhauer was also the first major European philosopher to make a point of atheism; however, he admired the asceticism of Christianity and Buddhism, declaring that after removing the dogmas these religions have as their philosophical underpinning the abolition of the will.
For Schopenhauer, the body is known immediately and the perception of other objects is spontaneously projected, in a remaining fragment of Kant's theory of synthesis and perception, from the sensations present in the sense organs of the body onto the external objects understood as the causes of those sensations.
Schopenhauer believed the function of art to be a meditation on the unity of human nature, and an attempt to either demonstrate or directly communicate to the audience a certain existential horror for which most forms of entertainment — including bad art-- only provided a distraction.
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 The Philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer
Arthur Schopenhauer (picture) was born in Danzig in 1788, the son of a wealthy merchant.
Schopenhauer was an anti-Hegelian who returned to Kant with the intention of determining the nature of the "thing in itself" by analyzing experience.
Schopenhauer's philosophy is the antithesis of that of Hegel.
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 ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER - LoveToKnow Article on ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These lectures Schopenhauer attendedat first, it is allowed, with interest, but afterwards with a spirit of opposition which is said to have degenerated into contempt, and which in after years never permitted him to refer to Fichte without contumely.
Schopenhauer took up the subject in earnest, and the result of his reflexions (and a few elementary observations) soon after appeared (Easter 1816) as a monograph, Uber das Sehen.
It was thus that Schopenhauer by his own experience saw in the primacy of the will the fundamental fact of his philosophy, and found in the engrossing interests of the selfish ~epo,s the perennial hindrances of the higher life.
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 Arthur Schopenhauer (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Schopenhauer concurs that hypothesizing a thing-in-itself as the cause of our sensations amounts to a constitutive application and projection of the concept of causality beyond its legitimate scope, for according to Kant himself, the concept of causality only supplies knowledge when it is applied within the field of possible experience, and not outside of it.
Schopenhauer's view is that the relationship between the thing-in-itself and our sensations is more like that between two sides of a coin, neither of which causes the other, and both of which are of the same coin and coinage.
For Schopenhauer, only the artistically-minded genius has the capacity to remain in the state of pure perception, and it is to these individuals that we must turn — as we appreciate their works of art — to obtain a more concentrated and knowledgeable glimpse of the Platonic Ideas.
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 Schopenhauer - MSN Encarta
Schopenhauer disagreed with the school of idealism and was strongly opposed to the ideas of the German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, who believed in the spiritual nature of all reality.
Renowned for his hostile attitude toward women, Schopenhauer subsequently applied his insights to a consideration of the principles underlying human sexual activity, arguing that individuals are driven together not by feelings of sentimental love but by the irrational impulses of the will.
The influence of Schopenhauer's philosophy may be seen in the early works of the German philosopher and poet Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, in the music dramas of the German composer Richard Wagner, and in much of the philosophical and artistic work of the 20th century.
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 Talk:Arthur Schopenhauer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Schopenhauer claimed that Leibniz was the first to make a formal statement of the principle of sufficient reason.
Schopenhauer did not claim that the universe was full of a soul or spirit.
Schopenhauer's work on Hinduism has a similarly "distant" relationship to the source texts; and this is "fair enough", as Schopenhauer doesn't make any false claims to competency or knowledge of Sanskrit and Pali sources.
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 Arthur Schopenhauer
Arthur Schopenhauer felt locked, nevertheless, and he wasn´t free until he received a letter from the mother, in which she redeemed him from his promise to the father.
Arthur Schopenhauer began his studies at the grammar school of Gotha in 1807 and could continue his studies at the university of Göttingen in 1809.
Schopenhauer wrote a letter with comments and advice, of which one, among other things, concerned the main work of Kant, stated that the first edition was superior to the second and should be given precedence because of that, to the responsible people.
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 Arthur Schopenhauer - Gurupedia
Schopenhauer never got along with his mother; when the writer Goethe, who was a friend of Johanna Schopenhauer, told her that he thought her son was destined for great things, Johanna objected: she had never heard there were two geniuses in a single family.
Schopenhauer believed the function of art to be a meditation on the unity of human nature, and an attempt to either demonstrate or directly communicate to the audience a certain existential horror for which most forms of entertainment --including bad art-- only provided a distraction.
While Schopenhauer's hostility to women may tell us more about his biography than about philosophy, his biological analysis of the difference between the sexes, and their separate roles in the struggle for survival and reproduction, anticipates some of the claims that were later ventured by sociobiologists and
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 Arthur Schopenhauer
Hence Schopenhauer's careful use of the singular rather than the plural when referring to the "thing-in-itself." Kant left his "Copernican Revolution" incomplete by describing the ordinary objects of experience as phenomena while leaving the impression that in an absolute sense they were only subjective, with things-in-themselves as the "real" objects.
Schopenhauer's thought there is refined by his reading of the Upanishads, where the Br.hadâran.yaka Upanis.ad distinguishes the Subject of Knowledge, the Unknown Knower, from all Objects of Knowledge, from everything Known.
For Schopenhauer, the body is known immediately and the perception of other objects is spontaneously projected, in a remaining fragment of Kant's theory of synthesis and perception, from the sensations present in the sense organs of the body onto the external objects understood as the causes of those sensations.
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 Island of Freedom - Arthur Schopenhauer
Arthur Schopenhauer is frequently referred to as a pessimist who inaugurated an emphasis on the will in modern philosophy.
Schopenhauer offered his lectures at the same hours as Hegel, and found that no students could be won from him, which eventually ended his university career.
Schopenhauer was the first major European philosopher to make a point of atheism; however, he admired the asceticism of Christianity and Buddhism, declaring that after removing the dogmas these religions have as their philosophical underpinning the abolition of the will.
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 Arthur Schopenhauer
Arthur Schopenhauer was born in Danzig (now Gdansk), a son of a rich merchant, Heinrich Floris Schopenhauer, who was married to Johanna Troisner, some 20 years younger than her husband.
In 1809 Schopenhauer entered the University of Göttingen as a student in medicine and received later the degree of doctor of philosophy from the University of Jena in 1813.
For Schopenhauer Kant's distinction between the phenomenal and noumenal opened new views into the foundations of ethics, the nature of art and music, the true nature of religion - he was explicitly an atheist, the first great philosopher of the West to be so.
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 Arthur Schopenhauer WEB - BIENVENIDOS
Es comprobable como la obra de este autor provoca en el lector opiniones muy polarizadas, y de alguna forma eso debe tener mucho que ver con lo que hay en el interior de cada persona que se acerca a ella.
Schopenhauer nos invita a conocer la verdad del ser humano y el mundo.
El foro on-line sobre Schopenhauer ya está en marcha y sustituye a la antigua lista de correo de Yahoo.
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 Arthur Schopenhauer: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Johanna schopenhauer (july 9, 1766 - april 17, 1838) was an author and the mother of arthur schopenhauer....
Schopenhauer never got along with his mother; when the writer Goethe[Click link for more facts about this topic], EHandler: no quick summary.
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 Amazon.com: The World As Will and Representation (Volume 1): Books: Arthur Schopenhauer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Schopenhauer's beautiful prose on the essential irrelevance of death (especially in Volume II) is some of the most sublime there is. I mostly concur with Schopenhauer's views on animals, although I disagree with his belief that there is occasional justification for the exploitation of animals for human survival.
Schopenhauer's view on sex is of the St. Augustine school, and as such I find it to be the least attractive facet of his ethical thought.
Schopenhauer said things about women that they would not appreciate.In their defense,regarding their being childish.Motherhood requires it to deal with the offspring.That being said,much that he says pertaining to women may be observe in their character.Look at the condition of women today.
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 AllRefer.com - Arthur Schopenhauer (Philosophy, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Schopenhauer considered himself the true successor of Immanuel Kant.
Schopenhauer held that music was unique among the art forms in that it expressed will directly.
The ethical side of Schopenhauer's philosophy is based upon sympathy, where the moral will, feeling another's hurt as its own, makes an effort to relieve the pain.
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 Schopenhauer Biography
Within philosophy itself, Schopenhauer is important for having broken with his Idealist contemporaries both in espousing a down-to-earth materialism and in forsaking philosophic jargon in favor of a limpid and vigorous literary style.
Schopenhauer had to ask Goethe for the return of the manuscript so that he could publish it, and it appeared under the title Ueber das Sehn und die Farben (On Vision and Colors, translated as "On Vision," 1974) in 1816.
Sigrid McLaughlin, Schopenhauer in Russland: Zur literarischen Rezeption bei Turgenev (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1984).
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 Amazon.com: Essays and Aphorisms (The Penguin Classics): Books: Arthur Schopenhauer,R. J. Hollingdale   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Whether or not you agree with Schopenhauer's central philosophic themes, his high-jacking/hybridization of Kantian metaphysics and Eastern Vedic/Buddhist Scripture, his pessimistic misanthropy, his irrational and intuitive bent, his (huge) influence on psychology and psychoanalysis, his dismissal of Judeo-Christian religion, or his overbearing arrogance- he is not a thinker to be dismissed lightly.
schopenhauer's greatest and most vital characteristic is his uncompromising intellectual integrity and his refusal to ignore the very real and in fact almost immobilizing fact of horrendous evil and senseless, unjustified human suffering.
Schopenhauer's views on the arts were interesting, seeing all true art as a blessed space in which the struggle of subjective 'willing' might be silenced, leaving us free to see the world as idea or pure 'objectivity.' Schopenhauer was a keen student of human psychology and the peculiar forces shaping human character.
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