One thought on “Ten Minutes of High-Grade Schopenhauer

  1. Amusing, this, but shallow. Yet, as you write, one can only wish Schopenhauer more readers.

    Having accepted Kant’s theory of the phenomenal character of reality, Schopenhauer proceeded to posit the Will as the Ding-an-sich largely on intuitive grounds. Why Will and not something else? The claim invites deserved skepticism.

    Nevertheless, we’d be in a far less truthful place without his opposition to Hegel and other system builders, who have optimistically placed faith in the progress of reason through history while glossing over the dark side of human suffering.


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