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The Wisdom of Life by Arthur Schopenhauer
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The Wisdom of Life
by Arthur Schopenhauer
Publisher: S. Sonnenschein & co. 1897
Number of pages: 184
In this essay from Schopenhauer final work, Parerga und Paralipomena (1851), the philosopher favors individual strength of will and independent, reasoned deliberation over the tendency to act on irrational impulses. He examines the ways in which life can be arranged to derive the highest degree of pleasure and success.