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Jérôme Ferrari : Un dieu un animal

Yet another small masterpiece by someone who’s fast becoming one of my favourite contemporary authors. As well as being brilliantly written, this is one of those powerful novels which continue to reverberate in your head long after you’ve put them down. 3,740 more words

Books

Voltaire: Annuities

I advise
you
to
go
on
living solely
to
enrage
those who are
paying your
annuities. It is the
only pleasure
I have left.

(Voltaire)

Margarete G. Mueller

Schopenhaur on the unhappiness of Genius

Taken from Religion by Arthur Schopenhauer

Psychological Observations.

“For every animal, and more especially for man, a certain conformity and proportion between the will and the intellect is necessary for existing or making any progress in the world. 512 more words

Marginalia, no.348

That human life must be some kind of mistake is sufficiently proved by the simple observation that man is a compound of needs which are hard to satisfy; that their satisfaction achieves nothing but a painless condition in which he is only given over to boredom; and that boredom is a direct proof that existence is in itself valueless.

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Quotes

The Hedgehog’s Dilemma – Freud and “looking for one’s porcupine”

An article on workplace politics in HBR mentioned something I’d not come across before: the Hedgehog’s Dilemma.

The Hedgehog’s Dilemma, or sometimes called the Porcupine’s Dilemma, is an analogy about the challenges of human intimacy.

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General Interest

Art, Buddhism and Schopenhauer?

from: Philosophy Tube.

What is the purpose of art, and what does Buddhism have to do with it?
Let’s dive into Schopenhauer and find out!

Buddhism