Schopenhauer essays and aphorisms

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The little incidents and accidents of every day fill us with emotion, anxiety, annoyance,  passion, as long as they are close to us, when they appear so big, so important, so serious; but as soon as they are borne down the restless stream of time  they lose what significance they had; we think no more of them and soon forget them altogether. They were big only because they were near.

Inverting the problem Schopenhauer suggests “in order to read what is good one must make it a condition never to read what is bad; for life is short, and both time and strength limited.”

Genius (plural genii or geniuses , adjective ingenious ) is a term referring to a person , a body of work , a singular achievement of surpassing excellence, or an essential quality of such things. More than just originality, creativity , or intelligence , genius is associated with achievement of insight which has transformational power . A work of genius fundamentally alters the expectations of its audience. In Ancient Rome, the genius was the guiding or "tutelary" spirit of a person, or even of an entire gens . Those individuals who are labeled as geniuses or endowed with genius successfully apply previously unknown techniques in the production of a work of art , science or calculation, or master and personalize known techniques. A genius typically possesses great intelligence or remarkable abilities in a specific subject, or shows an exceptional natural capacity of intellect or ability , especially in the production of creative and original work, something that has never been seen or evaluated previously.

Schopenhauer declared that the true basis of morality is compassion or sympathy. [7] The morality of an action can be judged in accordance with Kant's distinction of treating a person as an end not as a mere means. By drawing the distinction between egoism and unselfishness, Kant correctly described the criterion of morality. For Schopenhauer, this was the only merit of Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals .

The Pyrrhonian skeptics , according to Sextus Empiricus’ Outlines of Pyrrhonism , use skeptical arguments to bring about what they call equipollence between opposing beliefs.  Once they recognize two mutually exclusive and equipollent arguments for and against a certain belief, they have no choice but to suspend judgment.  This suspension of judgment, they say, is followed by tranquility, or peace of mind, which is the goal of their philosophical inquiry.

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schopenhauer essays and aphorisms

Schopenhauer essays and aphorisms

Genius (plural genii or geniuses , adjective ingenious ) is a term referring to a person , a body of work , a singular achievement of surpassing excellence, or an essential quality of such things. More than just originality, creativity , or intelligence , genius is associated with achievement of insight which has transformational power . A work of genius fundamentally alters the expectations of its audience. In Ancient Rome, the genius was the guiding or "tutelary" spirit of a person, or even of an entire gens . Those individuals who are labeled as geniuses or endowed with genius successfully apply previously unknown techniques in the production of a work of art , science or calculation, or master and personalize known techniques. A genius typically possesses great intelligence or remarkable abilities in a specific subject, or shows an exceptional natural capacity of intellect or ability , especially in the production of creative and original work, something that has never been seen or evaluated previously.

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Inverting the problem Schopenhauer suggests “in order to read what is good one must make it a condition never to read what is bad; for life is short, and both time and strength limited.”

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schopenhauer essays and aphorisms
Schopenhauer essays and aphorisms

Genius (plural genii or geniuses , adjective ingenious ) is a term referring to a person , a body of work , a singular achievement of surpassing excellence, or an essential quality of such things. More than just originality, creativity , or intelligence , genius is associated with achievement of insight which has transformational power . A work of genius fundamentally alters the expectations of its audience. In Ancient Rome, the genius was the guiding or "tutelary" spirit of a person, or even of an entire gens . Those individuals who are labeled as geniuses or endowed with genius successfully apply previously unknown techniques in the production of a work of art , science or calculation, or master and personalize known techniques. A genius typically possesses great intelligence or remarkable abilities in a specific subject, or shows an exceptional natural capacity of intellect or ability , especially in the production of creative and original work, something that has never been seen or evaluated previously.

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Schopenhauer essays and aphorisms

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schopenhauer essays and aphorisms

Schopenhauer essays and aphorisms

The little incidents and accidents of every day fill us with emotion, anxiety, annoyance,  passion, as long as they are close to us, when they appear so big, so important, so serious; but as soon as they are borne down the restless stream of time  they lose what significance they had; we think no more of them and soon forget them altogether. They were big only because they were near.

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schopenhauer essays and aphorisms

Schopenhauer essays and aphorisms

Inverting the problem Schopenhauer suggests “in order to read what is good one must make it a condition never to read what is bad; for life is short, and both time and strength limited.”

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Schopenhauer declared that the true basis of morality is compassion or sympathy. [7] The morality of an action can be judged in accordance with Kant's distinction of treating a person as an end not as a mere means. By drawing the distinction between egoism and unselfishness, Kant correctly described the criterion of morality. For Schopenhauer, this was the only merit of Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals .

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