Essays of Schopenhauer

Essays of Schopenhauer

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When Schopenhauer was asked where he wished to be buried, he answered, "Anywhere; they will find me;" and the stone that marks his grave at Frankfort bears merely the inscription "Arthur Schopenhauer," without even the date of his birth or death. Schopenhauer, the pessimist, had a sufficiently optimistic conviction that his message to the world would ultimately be listened to-a conviction that never failed him during a lifetime of disappointments, of neglect in quarters where perhaps he would have most cherished appreciation; a conviction that only showed some signs of being justified a few years before his death. Schopenhauer was no opportunist; he was not even conciliatory; he never hesitated to declare his own faith in himself, in his principles, in his philosophy; he did not ask to be listened to as a matter of courtesy but as a right-a right for which he would struggle, for which he fought, and which has in the course of time, it may be admitted, been conceded to him.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.35mm | 217.72g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 151425106X
  • 9781514251065

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