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I'll admit that I have the same kind of perverse fascination with Western philosophers and their (mostly) impenetrably written, and questionably translated, works that most people exude while passing horrific car crashes. But like most people who love a good peak at a roadside massacre, I don't have a Ballardian impulse to be a part of the collision itself. In other words, I don't really know if I want to go slogging through thousand page tomes of someone else's obtuse opinions...but goddamn if
I needed a quick introduction to Schopenhauer but this book gave me more of a chronology of his life and some quotes from him, not much substantive information on his philosophy.
Short and to the point. This series of philosophy acts as more of an introduction to the various philosophers with Paul Strathern's interpretations and commentary of their work. It contains very little actual excerpts from the work. It is very watered down and this will only get your 'feet wet' to the world of philosophy. Nevertheless, it is a good review and he does cover some relevant biographical contexts. I wish Paul would have spent more time on the actual work, rather than his interpretati...
Did not finish. Couldn't get into it.
More less a biography of Schopenhauer
Es lo que promete el título: información rápida y muy básica, pero que te puede servir para hacer un esquema que rellenar luego. También cuenta bastantes cosas de su vida; te acerca a la persona egocéntrica, mezquina y solitaria que era Schopenhauer. Perdió a su padre muy pronto y las relaciones con su madre no fueran buenas a partir de ahí, pues ésta empezó a tener amantes y a disfrutar de su fama como escritora de novelas, cosa que su hijo no llevó nada bien (entre esto y su futura amante, se
This is one of the better volumes in the Philosophers in 90 Minutes series, because author Paul Strathern here limits his bias toward the philosopher being explained, which sometimes poses a distraction. It did tell me what I was interested in knowing about Schopenhauer, his philosophy, and what influenced it.
Finally, a philosopher that Strathern actually likes. Schopenhauer's atheism and bleak view of our meaningless and evil world was obviously very refreshing to Strathern, and no wonder either, the poor author had to write several 90 minute books about theist with there silly notions of a universe with purpose.
I listened to the audio-book of this three times (approx. 4 hrs.)I read the Wikipedia page for Arthur Schopenhauer (approx. 25 mins.)The Wikipedia page taught me more.
حظ دلپذیری داره این مجموعه.
"...похож на новообращённых христиан Гренландии, которые не пожелали неба, узнав, что там нет тюленей".
Breve introducción a Schopenhauer con llamativas anécdotas biográficas y una sutil descripción de su teoría de Voluntad de cara a los acontecimientos y planteamientos filosóficos del siglo XIX.
This was a nice overview with just enough snark!
A short book about the life of Schopenhauer. I got it on a whim and had a great time with it.
Disculpe, no encontramos resultados para: — Me es un gran honor servir para mi Inglaterra — dijo sonriendo, desde chico se interesó por la vida de los políticos, desde los ministros hasta los presidentes de todos lados. El mundo de los trajes, de la gente poderosa le había abierto muchas puertas, si, le agradecía a la inteligencia que poseía, al poder hacer deducciones en segundos, eso señores, era lo que lo había llevado hasta aquel lugar donde se encontraba ahora. Mientras tomaba del té y sabo...
Arthur Schopenhauer is a largely forgotten philosopher these days, which is a tad surprising considering his sarcastic and pessimistic tone would likely go over well with modern readers. His ideas about suffering arising from frustrated will were influenced by reading a possibly poor translation of the Upanishads, but Schopenhauer was more bitter Old Testament prophet than Buddha. He was a racist and a sexist, but he was also a nineteenth century German intellectual so what did you expect? He wa...
"Meh". Puede ser la palabra con la cual expresar el libro. Demasiado corto y enfatico a lo que es una que otra curiosidad de la vida del autor. Esta serie de libros, mas que ser una "introduccion" a la filosofia de tan grandes pensadores, adquiere un enfazis en comentarios personales del autor en base a uno que otro dato biografico de Schopenhauer. Lamentablemente, no es muy diferente de otras entregas, al menos no es la peor (Como la de San Agustin, que facilmente es basura). Aporta un "resumen...
It took longer than 90 minutes. Don't you hate it when you read two opposing things that each make perfect sense. it sounds perfectly logical in your head that they can both be true, but when you try to explain it out loud, you get eaten alive because 2 opposing things can't both be true. Can too. In philosphy, that is. Philosophy isn't simple because life, people, and our perceptions aren't. Philosophers take things that are already true, already exist, and are somewhat known (sub)consciously,
A really successful attempt by Strathern. Schopenhauer definitely laid some serious new groundwork for a lot of aggressive and often pessimistic thinkers. Even though it may seem at odds with most of my personal beliefs, I appreciate a lot of what he had to say, though perhaps I arrive at few of his conclusions. His mystical atheist solipsism proved a more benign forebear of much diverse and troubling thinking to come, but I feel like there are many valid frustrations and connections made in his...
Like most entries in the Philosophers in 90 Minutes series by Paul Strathern, this is a very good introduction to one of western philosophy's greatest thinkers. Personally, I find Schopenhauer's ideas to be fascinating and is quickly becoming one of my favorite people to read, or read /about/ in this case.
Kant saat 3.30'da her gün yürüyüşe çıkar, hep aynı cadde de 8 kez tur atardı. Hegel ise derslerinde sürekli kesik kesik konuşurdu. Birden düşüncelere dalar sonra ağzından kelimeler dökülür. Yine kesilirdi. Schopenhauer ise huysuz ve insanları küçük gören bir adamdı. İstemler üzerine felsefesini kurmuştu. "Yaşam nahoş bir şey ve ben bu nahoş yaşamı düşünerek geçirmeye karar verdim."
This 90-minutes series is consistently enlightening, concise, and just humorous enough to amuse without it being at the expense of the material. Schopenhauer's philosophy presumes a universal Will that it is indifferent to humanity. Since it operates without regard to morality, it destroys human good.
Eh... These Paul Strathern books offer more history than philosophy and should be called "XYZ's Biography in 90 Minutes", but they are insightful if you have an interest in philosophy. This one is particularly interesting as Strathern seems to really love Schopenhauer: his text speaks with the tone of a corporate butt kisser.
Little introductions such as this are a great way to find out if you want to know more about a thinker and writer. Mr. Strathern did a great service by telling me enough about Schopenhauer that I may now apply the beaks. My thanks.
our WILL is world and can never be fulfilledwitty pessimist - discarding othersContains a biography which was interesting, and some quotes and lines from his work along with a philosophy time-out. Does fit him into the overall body of philosophy.
I love this series. Strathern delivers a pithy summary of the important dates and details, along with anecdotes and historical context, a timeline, and more. Great series, especially taken together as a long book of great thought and biography.
When one reads Strathern really matters. This time I was totally ready for a breezy take on a figure, with smart-assery in no short supply. Yes, it is far to light on Schopenhauer's actual philosophy to serve as a valuable primer, but it is a fun read that does service to the man.
This Book is good. The philosopher was kind of crazy and incoherent in my opinion.