• Title English : The Art of Always Being Right: Follow-up of Reading and Books and Personal Thinkers
• Author : Arthur Schopenhauer
• Pages : 73 Sheet
• Publisher : Editions 84 (February 3, 2016)
• Collection : Librio Philosophie
• ISBN-10: 2290125393
• ISBN-13: 978-2290125397
• Product Dimensions : 20,5 x 0,6 x 13 cm
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♦ Description : “You are wrong but refuse to admit it? With insight and humor, this small precise census and analysis stratagems and ruses to emerge victorious from any debate, argument or verbal contest. For the pleasure of lovers of contradiction, Schopenhauer gives himself to a tasty reflection on language and dialectics. These precious, sarcastic advice is followed by two equally incisive essays on thought and reading: do books nourish our reflection, or do they prevent us from thinking for ourselves?”
“ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER (1788-1860): It has long been said of Schopenhauer that he was the man of one book. This lonely misunderstood indeed publishes Le Monde as will and representation in 1819, and accedes to fame only at the end of his life. It will however influence the greatest figures of the twentieth century, such as Nietzsche, Freud or Thomas Mann. How to be happy (No. 1166), from the Aphorisms on wisdom in life, is also available in Librio.
Arthur Schopenhauer is a German philosopher. Even before his birth, his father wants to make him a trader, just like him. In 1793, the Schopenhauer family fled from the Prussian occupation to settle in the free city of Hamburg. At the promise made by his father of a trip to Europe if he completes his business education, Arthur turns away from his burgeoning passion for literary studies. Back from travel, he becomes a commercial employee. His work is repugnant to him and the commitment he made to his father eats him up. But his father died sometime later.
Following this event, his mother sold the business and moved to Weimar to engage in his literary activities. She has a tea room where Goethe comes regularly. She even becomes a successful novelist. As for Arthur, he finally undertakes classical studies, and in 1813, he defends his thesis whose title is “The Quadruple root of the principle of sufficient reason” at the University of Jena. The same year, he meets Goethe, in Weimar, with whom he discusses writings on the manifestation of colors, from which he draws a theory.
In those years, he discovered Hindu philosophy, thanks to the orientalist Friedrich Majer and the reading of the Upanishads. In 1819, he was lecturer at the University of Berlin, where the philosopher Hegel taught, which he vigorously criticized in his works, a philosopher who occupied all the philosophical attention in nineteenth-century Germany (he chose, moreover to teach at the same time as Hegel). He resigned after six months for lack of students. He published for the first time in 1819 “The World as Will and Representation”. Resigned, he takes the opportunity to travel and leaves for Italy.
He suffered a depression in 1823. In 1825, he managed to live on his income, returned to Berlin and tried to revive his academic career. He left this city in 1831 for Frankfurt. He was rewarded in 1839 by the Royal Society of Sciences of Norway for his memoir “On Freedom of the Human Will”, which he attached to his essay “On the Basis of Morality” to publish them under the name of “The Two fundamental problems of ethics “in 1841. He publishes” Parerga and Paralipomena “in 1851. It is only towards the end of his life that the importance of his work is recognized, and that the attention of philosophers is turned away. almost entirely from Hegel’s philosophy.”