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 (shō′pən-hou′ər), Arthur 1788-1860.
German philosopher who believed that the will is the reality to which all knowledge and reason are subject, that following its dictates leads to illusion and suffering, and that the goal of the good life is its extinction.


(German ˈʃoːpənhauər)
(Biography) Arthur (ˈartʊr). 1788–1860, German pessimist philosopher. In his chief work, The World as Will and Idea (1819), he expounded the view that will is the creative primary factor and idea the secondary receptive factor
Schopenhauerian adj
ˈSchopenˌhauerˌism n


(ˈʃoʊ pənˌhaʊ ər)

Arthur, 1788–1860, German philosopher.
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Of late in Moscow and in the country, since he had become convinced that he would find no solution in the materialists, he had read and reread thoroughly Plato, Spinoza, Kant, Schelling, Hegel, and Schopenhauer, the philosophers who gave a non-materialistic explanation of life.
At one time, reading Schopenhauer, he put in place of his will the word love, and for a couple of days this new philosophy charmed him, till he removed a little away from it.
Kuno Fischer was then at the height of his fame and during the winter had been lecturing brilliantly on Schopenhauer.
His creed of determinism was such that it almost amounted to a vice, and quite amounted, on its negative side, to a renunciative philosophy which had cousinship with that of Schopenhauer and Leopardi.
He'll talk Nietzsche, or Schopenhauer, or Kant, or anything, but the only thing in this world, not excepting Mary, that he really cares for, is his monism.
He kept a summer cottage in Mill Valley, under the shadow of Mount Tamalpais, and never occupied it except when he loafed through the winter mouths and read Nietzsche and Schopenhauer to rest his brain.
In sections on the semioticization of philosophy, historical connections, and Peirce challenged, they discuss such topics as the interconnection between his pragmatism and semiotics, the presence of Peirce's category of firstness in Schilling and Schopenhauer, the Charybdis of semiotics and Scylla of rhetoric: Peirce and Gorgias of Leontini on the rhetoric of being, hopes of Derrida's reading: the emergence of Peirce's texts in the poststructuralist context, and Peirce and the theory of disembodiment.
En este articulo defiendo dos tesis: en primer lugar, que la epistemologia de Schopenhauer impulso la importancia actualmente concedida al descubrimiento objetivo en la investigacion cientifica y, en segundo lugar, que una ambiguedad en el significado de los conceptos de descubrimiento objetivo e innovacion teorica, originada en su teoria de la ciencia, obstaculizo a Popper y a Kuhn esclarecer, a nivel de analisis, el problema de la relacion existente entre dos tipos de cambio epistemico: uno intrateorico y otro interteorico.
En tal contexto, no resulta para nada irrelevante prestar atencion al fino desarrollo que Schopenhauer urde en torno a la cuestion del caracter humano.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) was a German philosopher well known for his pessimistic view of life, for the criticisms he voiced to the academic philosophers of his time, for having pioneered the introduction of Buddhism and the respect for animal life in Europe, for his misogyny, and for his clear and precise writing style often depicted by original metaphors and irony.
Cuando en el milenio proximo anterior lei El mundo como voluntad y representacion, obra del filosofo aleman Arthur Schopenhauer, (1788-1860) lo juzgue elocuente, agudo, caustico, pesimista, y exagerado en su equivocacion.
Borges was a voracious reader of Schopenhauer (1) but, according to an interview with Jean de Milleret, he was not so much subscribing to Schopenhauer's Idealist philosophy as looking for ways to use his ideas in his own literary work: