Essays and Aphorisms
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Essays and Aphorisms


  • Author : Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2004-08-26
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141921754


Essays and Aphorisms Book Description :

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 a Godless world, in which art, morality and self-awareness are our only salvation. This innovative - and pessimistic - view has proved powerfully influential upon philosophy and art, directly affecting the work of Nietzsche, Wittg...

Essays and Aphorisms
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Essays and Aphorisms


  • Author : Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780140442274


Essays and Aphorisms Book Description :

A selection of Schopenhauer's writings on religion, ethics, politics, women, suicide, books and other themes taken from his last work, Parerga and Paralipomena . It depicts humanity as locked in a struggle beyond good and evil, and each individual absolutely free within a Godless world, in which morality and self-awareness are our only salvation....

I ll Be Your Mirror

I ll Be Your Mirror


  • Author : David Lazar
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496202062


I ll Be Your Mirror Book Description :

"A collection of personal essays, pieces exploring the essay form, and aphorisms, I'll Be Your Mirror explores memory, pain, historical essayists, contemporary creative nonfiction, all in the distinct voice of premier essayist David Lazar"--...

Essays and Aphorisms
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Essays and Aphorisms


  • Author : Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780140442274


Essays and Aphorisms Book Description :

A selection of Schopenhauer's writings on religion, ethics, politics, women, suicide, books and other themes taken from his last work, Parerga and Paralipomena . It depicts humanity as locked in a struggle beyond good and evil, and each individual absolutely free within a Godless world, in which morality and self-awareness are our only salvation....

Essays and Aphorisms
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Essays and Aphorisms


  • Author : Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release Date : 2014-10-22
  • Genre: Philosophy, German
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0141395915


Essays and Aphorisms Book Description :

Schopenhauer believed that human action is determined not by reason but by 'will' - the blind and irrational desire for physical existence. These writings depict individuals struggling in a Godless world, in which art, morality and self-awareness are our only salvation. They are a searing vision of the human condition....

Between the Devil and the Dragon

Between the Devil and the Dragon


  • Author : Eric Hoffer
  • Publisher : Harpercollins
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015008185426


Between the Devil and the Dragon Book Description :

This collection of the major writings of American longshoreman-philosopher Eric Hoffer includes the complete text of "The True Believer" and important essays and aphorisms from all of his works...

Brevia

Brevia


  • Author : Sir Arthur Helps
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1871
  • Genre: Aphorisms and apothegms
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OXFORD:600059476


Brevia Book Description :

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Essays and Aphorisms

Essays and Aphorisms


  • Author : Alfred Richard Orage
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1954
  • Genre: Aphorisms and apothegms
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015025118020


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Essays and Aphorisms on the Higher Man
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Essays and Aphorisms on the Higher Man


  • Author : Emile Benoit
  • Publisher : Emile Benoit
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780578075259


Essays and Aphorisms on the Higher Man Book Description :

The writings of Emile Benoit are primarily works of moral, cultural, and religious criticism which attempt to find meaning in a world that seems completely devoid of it, and in a manner which relies on revelatory aphorisms rather than narrative deduction to make its argument. We all have been searching for meaning in our lives for as long as we have been alive. Yet, philosophy, religion, art, and politics have failed to provide us with answers to our many questions about our own personal existence. They've become, instead, institutions for profit, dogmatism, entertainment, or petty equivocation. Benoit addresses the issues that used to be of utmost importance to scholars and laymen alike: The answer to the question of how we should best live our live...

Reflections
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Reflections


  • Author : Walter Benjamin
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2019-02-19
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547711164


Reflections Book Description :

“This book is just that: reflections of a highly polished mind that uncannily approximate the century’s fragments of shattered traditions.” — Time A companion volume to Illuminations, the first collection of Walter Benjamin’s writings, Reflections presents a further sampling of his wide-ranging work. Here Benjamin evolves a theory of language as the medium of all creation, discusses theater and surrealism, reminisces about Berlin in the 1920s, recalls conversations with Bertolt Brecht, and provides travelogues of various cities, including Moscow under Stalin. Benjamin moves seamlessly from literary criticism to autobiography to philosophical-theological speculations, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest and most versatile writers...