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The Wisdom of Life

The Wisdom of Life
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
ISBN 13: 9780486435503
ISBN 10: 486435504
Edition: Dover Ed
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2004-03-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 77
List Price: $6.95

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.