One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Schopenhauer (1788-1860) believed that human action is determined not by reason but by 'will' - the blind and irrational desire for physical existence. This selection of his writings on religion, ethics, politics, women, suicide, books and many other themes is taken from Schopenhauer's last work, Parerga and Paralipomena, which he published in 1851. These pieces depict humanity as locked in a struggle beyond good and evil, and each individual absolutely free within ...

Essays and Aphorisms 2014, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141395913

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Essays and Aphorisms 1973, Penguin Books, [Harmondsworth, Eng.]

ISBN-13: 9780140442274

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