Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer

Born: February 22, 1788

Died: September 21, 1860

Nationality: German

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher best known for his book, The World as Will and Representation; in it, he claimed that our world is driven by a continually dissatisfied will, continually seeking satisfaction.

Source/Notes: Counsels and Maxims, Vol. 2, Ch. 2:Our Relation To Ourselves, Section 9
Source/Notes: Parerga and Paralipomena: Short Philosophical Essays, Volume 2, transalted by E. F. J. Payne, Oxford University Press, 1974, p. 268

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