philosophy

Schopenhauer on Health

With our first post┬áregarding Schopenhauer’s take on what makes for a happy life, we now turn toward what makes that happiness possible, namely, the fortune of good health. It might seem an unlikely source to receive advice on health from a 19th century philosopher, but Schopenhauer acknowledged that it was good health which made all […]

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Schopenhauer on Happiness

With the first of four posts concerning the major themes in Arthur Schopenhauer’s The Wisdom of Life, we will learn what the great German metaphysician taught about the construction of one’s own happiness. This might seem odd coming from a Pessimist who believed the fundamental error of humanity was the belief that we exist in […]

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A Lesson From Socrates

Around 2,400 years ago in ancient Athens, mankind was dealt a humbling blow to our collective self-confidence, and it came by the way of Socrates. We all know the name Socrates, but few know what he stood for. In my eyes his greatest lesson came

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The Thinking Mind

Thinking, like any of our inherently given abilities, is a skill. And this skill serves a very specific purpose. But we have misunderstood the terms of using such a tool, and we constantly try to use it for projects that require a different one. Thinking, you see, is like a hammer. And when nails are […]

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