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Suicide. Life. Rights. 

They tell us that Suicide is the greatest piece of Cowardice… That Suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in this world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.

Arthur Schopenhauer



It is too often the quality of happiness that you feel at every moment its fragility, while depression seems when you are in it to be a state that will never pass. 188 more words


Schopenhauer On Religion and Morality

Religion: A Dialogue, from the Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer

Demopheles: However that may be, I wanted to remind you that you should look at religion more from the practical than from the theoretical side. 102 more words


Why do some pantheists call themselves atheists?

I did a post a while ago where I criticize the term pantheism. My major point was that pantheism seems to be something very vague that people only use to appear more original and more rebellious, particularly in relation to the Abrahamic faiths. 867 more words


On the skeptical science

Illusions of metaphors pervade reality

inimical hereditary solidified by custom

relations of objects ground upon effects

causality is an invention, just like rhetoric

abstract concepts and relate back to previous ideas… 56 more words


Dear Schopenhauer, hush! This is the Theatre of Life.

Schopenhauer (1788-1860) opens his essay ‘On Women’ with this quote: Sans les femmes le commencement de notre vie soit privé de secours, le milieu de plaisirs et la fin de consolation (During men’s infant years women are good for aid; during men’s middle years women are good for pleasure; during men’s elderly years women are good for consolation) 1,198 more words

Nietzsche’s Disavowalist Moment

Toward the end of the nineteenth century, a spectacular event unfolded that would forever change history. God was murdered. This scandalous transgression was met with multiple reactions. 1,902 more words