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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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The Birth of Tragedy or Hellenism and Pessimism By Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (/ˈniːtʃə/;... More > German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈniːt͡sʃə]; 15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history. He began his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy, and became the youngest-ever occupant of the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in 1869, at age 24. He resigned in 1879 due to health problems that plagued him most of his life, and he completed much of his core writing in the following decade. In 1889, at age 44, he suffered a collapse and a complete loss of his mental faculties. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Nietzsche< 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
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
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 Sorrows and the Shade By Jude Loranne
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The Sorrows and the Shade is a collection of lyrical aphorisms and philosophical tangents that explore man's relationship with suffering. By analyzing and embracing the true nature of sufferance and... More > its misunderstood experience, it is herein asserted that man can find happiness in sorrow, pleasure in pain, beauty in ugliness - even life amidst death. Pessimism and hedonism merge and a new philosophy is born: Tristessism, or the aesthetic of anguish.< Less