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  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    The Art of Controversy (or The Art of Being Right) (Die Kunst, Recht zu Behalten) is a short treatise written in 1831 by the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer in which he presents thirty-eight methods of gaining an unfair advantage in a debate and thereby being right even if you are wrong. Schopenhauer champions the virtue of dialectical argument, in his view wrongly neglected by philosophers in favour of logic, and goes on to discuss the distinction between our conscious intellectual powers and our will. The text is a favourite of debaters including the philosophers AC Grayling and Mary Warnock, and the Mayor of London Boris Johnson. (Summary by Carl...read more

  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    Arthur Schopenhauer, an early 19th century philosopher, made significant contributions to metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics. His work also informed theories of evolution and psychology, largely through his theory of the will to power - a concept which Nietzsche famously adopted and developed. Despite this, he is today, as he was during his life, overshadowed by his contemporary, Hegel. Schopenhauer's social/psychological views, put forth in this work and in others, are directly derived from his metaphysics, which was strongly influenced by Eastern thought. His pessimism forms an interesting and perhaps questionable contrast with his obvious joy in self-expression, both in the elegance of...read more

  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    Counsels and Maxims is a classic work by noted German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. His work has influenced some of the modern world's greatest thinkers, including Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, and Erwin Schrödinger. This piece was originally translated by Thomas Bailey...read more

  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    Aquí es cuando la gran filosofía puede ser sombría, pesimista, incluso brutal, y aún así resonar con una risa sarcástica. Fue uno de los primeros en sostener que el universo no es esencialmente un lugar racional[AUTHOR| ] en su obra más famosa, El mundo como voluntad y representación, sostiene que los individuos de una especie no tienen tanto libre albedrío como se piensa ordinariamente, ya que la única voluntad que importa es la de la especie, que es la de reproducirse y continuar. Schopenhauer es muy conocido por su postura radical sobre las mujeres, la estética y la retórica[AUTHOR| ] es el autor de El arte de tener razón, un manual lúdico diseñado para aplastar...read more

  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    In diesem vielzitierten Essay aus dem Jahre 1851 ist Schopenhauers generell herablassende Einstellung zu Frauen zusammengefaßt. Frauen, laut Schopenhauer, sind Wesen zweiter Klasse mit weniger Vernunft als Maenner, und sind biologisch zu List und Intrige getrieben… Schopenhauers dominante Mutter Johanna, eine bekannte Schriftstellerin, wird oft als Ursache für die Frauenfeindlichkeit ihres Sohns...read more

  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    Schopenhauer: here's when great philosophy can be somber, pessimistic, even brutal, and still resonate with a sarcastic laugh. He was among the first to contend that the universe is essentially not a rational place; in his most famous work, The World as Will and Representation, he argues that the individuals of a species do not have as much free will as is ordinarily thought, as the only Will that matters is that of the species, which is to reproduce and carry on. Schopenhauer is very well-known for his radical stance on women, aesthetics, and rhetoric; he is the author of The Art of Being Right, a playful manual designed to utterly crush one's opponent in verbal battle, and of the...read more

  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    In this work, Schopenhauer explains his fundamental idea that at the root of the reality we see around us is a Will that eternally, insatiably seeks to be satisfied. Each human Subject observes the Objects around her from the perspective of that fundamental Will working within each person. The human observer is distracted by the details of life and individual distinctions that obscure this Will; only by penetrating this "principium individuationis" (which is enslaved by the cause-and-effect tyranny of the Principle of Sufficient Reason) can the observer perceive the essential Thing-In-Itself. Art has the power to make us see the Thing-In-Itself, the Platonic Idea freed from the individual...read more

  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    In this work, Schopenhauer explains his fundamental idea that at the root of the reality we see around us is a Will that eternally, insatiably seeks to be satisfied. Each human Subject observes the Objects around her from the perspective of that fundamental Will working within each person. The human observer is distracted by the details of life and individual distinctions that obscure this Will; only by penetrating this "principium individuationis" (which is enslaved by the cause-and-effect tyranny of the Principle of Sufficient Reason) can the observer perceive the essential Thing-In-Itself. Art has the power to make us see the Thing-In-Itself, the Platonic Idea freed from the individual...read more

  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    The Art of Controversy (or The Art of Being Right) (Die Kunst, Recht zu Behalten) is a short treatise written in 1831 by the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer in which he presents thirty-eight methods of gaining an unfair advantage in a debate and thereby being right even if you are wrong. Schopenhauer champions the virtue of dialectical argument, in his view wrongly neglected by philosophers in favour of logic, and goes on to discuss the distinction between our conscious intellectual powers and our will. The text is a favourite of debaters including the philosophers AC Grayling and Mary Warnock, and the Mayor of London Boris Johnson. (Summary by Carl...read more

  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    A classic guide to tricks and tactics for winning arguments, with commentary on the use of and defence against each tactic. The best summary of this book is 'being right doesn't mean you're gonna win, and this is why'. It's the ultimate guide to spotting the many different kinds of bullshit people pull in order to win over the crowd, rather than argue the point at hand. There's very few of them that don't immediately bring examples to mind, and having it laid out clearly like this is the perfect armour to stop people derailing you. In the real world, people don't win arguments based on what's correct. They win because they win over the crowd, or change the subject, or bully their rival,...read more

  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    Arthur Schopenhauer's The Art of Literature is a lively, illuminating and brutally honest collection of essays on literary style and values, writers and critics, and the nature of genius. The volume is comprised of eight chapters: On Authorship, On Style, On the Study of Latin, On Men of Learning, On Thinking for Oneself, On Criticism, On Reputation and On Genius. Schopenhauer advises seclusion and independent thought, criticises Pliny's reading habits, and explains the pitfalls of certain schools of thought and even virtues like modesty. His thought-provoking arguments, caustic wit and accessible style make this a must for any aspiring...read more

  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    AMA Audiolibros presenta la Narración en Español (acento Castellano) a cargo de Artur Mas de: El arte de ser feliz, explicado en 50 reglas para la vida. Este es el título de una serie de artículos que escribió el filósofo alemán Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), recopilados y posteriormente publicados. A diferencia de 'El arte de tener razón', que ya en forma manuscrita aparece como una pequeña obra acabada, 'El arte de ser feliz nunca fue terminada' y quedó en su forma más básica: '50 Reglas para la Vida' de las que se compone se redactaron en diversos momentos y se encuentran dispersas en los distintos volúmenes y carpetas del filósofo alemán. En la filosofía...read more

  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    'Das Mitleid hebt die Mauer zwischen du und ich auf.' Mitleid ist nach Schopenhauer das Fundament der Menschenliebe, der Gerechtigkeit und der Ethik. Es schließt die Liebe zu den Tieren ein und ist die natürliche, uneigennützige und allein wirklich moralische Triebfeder ethischen Handelns. Es ist damit die Basis einer jeden Tugend. Covergestaltung: roland angst, berlin, unter Verwendung des Typodesigns von David Pearson,...read more

  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    'Es ist in der Litteratur nicht anders, als im Leben: wohin auch man sich wende, trifft man sogleich auf den inkorrigibeln Pöbel der Menschheit, welcher überall legionenweise vorhanden ist, Alles erfüllt und Alles beschmutzt, wie die Fliegen im Sommer.' Wortgewandt und wortgewaltig, wie wir Schopenhauer kennen, schreibt der Vielleser selbst zum Thema 'Lesen und Bücher'. Ein wunderbares Vergnügen sind die Absätze heute, da sich auf dem Büchermarkt seit über 150 Jahren wenig geändert zu haben scheint. Hier eine kleine Leseprobe: 'Xerxes hat, nach Herodot, beim Anblick seines unübersehbaren Heeres geweint, indem er bedachte, daß von diesen Allen, nach hundert Jahren, Keiner am Leben...read more

  • Andreas Belwe

    Durch die Form des Dialogs wird Schopenhauer zum Leben erweckt. Es werden Fragen zu unserem Zeitgeschehen an Schopenhauer gerichtet, die er mit Original-Zitaten beantwortet. Dadurch erscheint der Philosoph aktuell in seinen Ansichten zu Gesellschaft, Kultur und Lebensführung anschaulich und lebensnah. Die Zitate sind entnommen aus Werken und Briefen Schopenhauers. Aus Sicht eines heutigen Journalisten werden Schopenhauer Fragen zum Zeitgeschehen gestellt. Der Philosoph beantwortet sie mit Originalzitaten aus seinen Werken und Briefen, dadurch wird er zum Leben erweckt und sein Denken erstaunlich aktuell. 1. Gesprächseröffnung: Schopenhausers Philosophieverständnis 2. Der Mensch...read more

  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    The Art of Controversy or The Art of Being Right is an acidulous, sarcastic treatise written by the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. In it, Schopenhauer examines a total of thirty-eight methods of showing up one's opponent in a debate. He introduces his essay with the idea that philosophers have concentrated in ample measure on the rules of logic, but have not engaged with the darker art of the dialectic, of controversy. Whereas the purpose of logic is classically said to be a method of arriving at the truth, dialectic, says Schopenhauer, '...on the other hand, would treat of the intercourse between two rational beings who, because they are rational, ought to think in common, but...read more

  • Plato

    Familiarícese con las figuras esenciales de la filosofía idealista, desde Platón a Arthur Schopenhauer y a Immanuel Kant. Su trabajo ha dado forma a la totalidad de la filosofía occidental[AUTHOR| ] profundice en sus obras y pensamientos con una selección de las citas esenciales que introducen sus principales ideas y delinean la estructura de su trabajo con...read more

  • Plato

    Familiarize-se com as figuras essenciais da filosofia idealista, de Platão a Arthur Schopenhauer e Immanuel Kant. O seu trabalho moldou a totalidade da filosofia ocidental; aprofundar as suas obras e pensamentos com uma selecção das citações essenciais, introduzindo as suas principais ideias e delineando com clareza a estrutura do seu...read more

  • Soren Kierkegaard

    Familiarícese con una selección de los filósofos más importantes del siglo XIX: Schopenhauer, Nietszche, Kierkegaard, Emerson. Profundice en sus obras y pensamientos con una selección de las citas esenciales que introducen sus ideas principales y delinean la estructura de su trabajo con...read more

  • Soren Kierkegaard

    Familiarize-se com uma selecção dos filósofos mais importantes do século XIX: Schopenhauer, Nietszche, Kierkegaard, Emerson. Aprofundar os seus trabalhos e pensamentos com uma selecção das citações essenciais introduzindo as suas principais ideias e delineando com clareza a estrutura do seu...read more