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The Wisdom of Life

The Wisdom of Life

Author(s) Arthur Schopenhauer
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Published 2012-11-26
ISBN 9781625581204
Page Count87
Language en
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In this essay from Schopenhauer's 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