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R.J. Hollingdale
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Blogs Don't Burn
Blogs Don't Burn rated it 5 years ago
What role does art play in the pursuit of happiness? Does it mine all the beauty in the world and then refine it until the ore has been purified into unadulterated gold, or does beauty only enchant us the more because of the dross from which we try to separate it? Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, tho...
Domhnall
Domhnall rated it 5 years ago
S 39 Nobody is likely to consider a doctrine true merely because it makes people happy or virtuous - except perhaps the lovely “idealists” who become effusive about the good, the true, and the beautiful and allow all kinds of motley, clumsy, and benevolent desiderata to swim about in utter confus...
Domhnall
Domhnall rated it 5 years ago
S4: Suppose I had published my Zarathustra under another name - for example, that of Richard Wagner - the acuteness of two thousand years would not have been enough for anyone to guess that the author of Human All Too Human is the visionary of Zarathustra S5: Scholars spend all their energies on say...
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it 6 years ago
I rate this book two stars because I think "it was OK". I have gladly evolved past the thinking of Arthur Schopenhauer. It puzzles me how a man of serious thought could come up with his ideas regarding women. Seems like common sense may have prevailed no matter the societal norms of his century. I a...
Edward
Edward rated it 6 years ago
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