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My Fellow Sufferer: Schopenhauer and Buddhists on the Nature of Suffering

To a blank white fan:
Searching in earnest
Whether deep in my own heart
I have a selfish will; I find my heart wholly blank,

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Comment remédier à l'ennui : les propositions de Schopenhauer dans Parerga et Paralipomena

Arthur Schopenhauer fait partie de ces auteurs que je lis en marge. C’est-à-dire que j’ai quasiment fait le tour de tous ses ouvrages mineurs sans jamais trouver le courage de commencer son œuvre majeure : … 1,161 more words


History of Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamics

 Antecedents of the Development of Psychoanalysis: The German Tradition and Other Influencers

The German Tradition emphasizes the importance of the dynamic activity of the mind in generating and structuring human experience. 5,528 more words

The Consciousness Instinct

The title of this post is identical to the title of an important book by Michael S. Gazzaniga. The subtitle is “Unraveling the Mystery of How the Brain Makes the Mind. 450 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Let's Talk Philosophy: Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer was born in 1788 in Danzig, Germany. He was the topic of two philosophy discussion groups that met today. We have been reading a book called… 207 more words

What Will Others Think Or Say?

One of the (haunting) questions that often influences or controls our actions is, “What will others think or say of us?”

This is especially true for collectivist societies such as India. 382 more words


THIS IS HERE! (or are you disappearing?)

This is about “How to disappear completely” (in a good way).

Some people get the wrong idea about “disappearing.” As Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) saw it, reducing self interest leads to the “calm and confident serenity afforded by the virtuous disposition and a good conscience…” ( 1,082 more words