Studies in Pessimism


Studies in Pessimism

SCHOPENHAUER

BAILEY SAUNDERS


 

 

STUDIES IN PESSIMISM

 

 

WORKS BY

THOMAS BAILEY SAUNDERS.


THE QUEST OF FAITH: Being Notes on the Current Philosophy of Religion.

THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF JAMES MACPHERSON.

THE MAXIMS AND REFLECTIONS OF GOETHE, translated with Aphorisms on Science selected by the late Professor Huxley, and on Art by the late Lord Leighton.

THE ESSAYS OF SCHOPENHAUER, translated.

  1. The Wisdom of Life.
  2. Counsels and Maxims.
  3. Religion, a Dialogue and other Essays.
  4. The Art of Literature.
  5. Studies in Pessimism.
  6. The Art of Controversy.
  7. On Human Nature.

THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF MELANCHTHON.

 

 

STUDIES IN PESSIMISM

A Series of Essays

BY

ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER

Vitam impendere vere,Juvenal

SELECTED AND TRANSLATED

WITH A PREFACE BY

THOMAS BAILEY SAUNDERS



LONDON
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1913

 

 

First Edition, November 1890; Second Edition, November 1891;
Third Edition, December 1893; Fourth Edition, December 1897;
Fifth Edition, February 1900; Sixth Edition, January 1903;
Seventh Edition, March 1906; Eighth Edition, September 1908;
Ninth Edition, November 1913

 

 

NOTE.

The Essays here presented form a further selection from Schopenhauer's Parerga, brought together under a title which is not to be found in the original, and does not claim to apply to every chapter in the volume. The first essay is, in the main, a rendering of the philosopher's remarks under the heading of Nachträge zur Lehre vom Leiden der Welt, together with certain parts of another section entitled Nachträge zur Lehre von der Bejahung und Verneinung des Willens zum Leben. Such omissions as I have made are directed chiefly by the desire to avoid repeating arguments already familiar to readers of the other volumes in this series. The Dialogue on Immortality sums up views expressed at length in the philosopher's chief work, and treated again in the Parerga. The Psychological Observations in this and the previous volume practically exhaust the chapter of the original which bears this title.

The essay on Women must not be taken in jest. It expresses Schopenhauer's serious convictions; and, as a penetrating observer of the faults of humanity, he may be allowed a hearing on a question which is just now receiving a good deal of attention among us.

T.B.S.
 

 

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