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STUDIES IN PESSIMISM By ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
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"The whole foundation on which our existence rests is the present — the ever-fleeting present. It lies, then, in the very nature of our existence to take the form of constant motion, and... More > to offer no possibility of our ever attaining the rest for which we are always striving. We are like a man running downhill, who cannot keep on his legs unless he runs on, and will inevitably fall if he stops; or, again, like a pole balanced on the tip of one’s finger; or like a planet, which would fall into its sun the moment it ceased to hurry forward on its way. Unrest is the mark of existence." (FROM STUDIES IN PESSIMISM)< Less
Studies in Pessimism By Arthur Schopenhauer
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A key focus of Schopenhauer’s philosophy was his investigation of individual motivation. Before Schopenhauer, Hegel had popularized the concept of Zeitgeist, the idea that society consisted of... More > a collective consciousness which moved in a distinct direction, dictating the actions of its members. Schopenhauer, a reader of both Kant and Hegel, criticized their logical optimism and the belief that individual morality could be determined by society and reason. Schopenhauer believed that humans were motivated by only their own basic desires, or Wille zum Leben ("Will to Live"), which directed all of mankind.< Less
Optimistic Pessimism By Anthony Williams
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A small collection of poems written over the span of 5 years.
Optimistic Pessimism By Anthony Williams
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A small collection of poems written over the span of 5 years.
Signed, Sincerely... Me By Byron Miller
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As with any other "hero", his story is unique. His way of lofe has led him into a pessimistic lifestyle in which there is complete balance; if something good happens, something bad must... More > too. So what is to happen when he falls in love?< Less
Signed, Sincerely... Me By Byron Miller
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As with any other "hero", his story is unique. His way of lofe has led him into a pessimistic lifestyle in which there is complete balance; if something good happens, something bad must... More > too. So what is to happen when he falls in love?< Less
The Optimistic Pessimist: A Reality of a Thing By Shamara Grant
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STOP!!! Before you read the introductions, this is Rated pg. 18 so kids do not touch!!!! At least not when your parents are near ;] The 4th generation style of writing presents The Optimistic... More > Pessimist: Dirty Truth (unedited). Speaking the truth with a twist, breaking all the rules of writing was my aim and i did. The main purpose here my friend, is to inform you and in some way cure ignorance! With laughter and content None of which is written in this book is from research. All of it is from daily observations. You see i believe that everything that some write or produce is right there for us to see, what is left for us to do my friends is to look! Tips Provided. ATTENTION!! I am not crazy< Less
Natalie Inside By P. R. Calinescu
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A case study in British laziness, offering a valuable insight into the pathology of pessimism afflicting today's society. Edited with an introduction by P. R. Calinescu.
The Mesopotamians and Their Pessimistic View of Life By Keltik Excalibur
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130 words response to: The mesopotamians had a generally pessimistic view of life. How do the arts of their civilization reveal this? Use at least one example to illustrate your points. What other... More > features of this culture does the art reveal?< Less
Seasons Of Change By Jeremy Gratton
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Seasons Of Change is a passionate, thought provoking book of poetry/prose by otprecords.com artist and owner Jeremy Gratton. If you enjoy writers like Henry Rollins, Jim Morrison, or Leonard Cohen,... More > you will absolutely love this book!< Less