Who is Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer (/ˈʃoʊpənhaʊ.ər/; German: [ˈaʁtʊʁ ˈʃoːpn̩haʊ̯ɐ] (listen); 22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860) was a German philosopher. He is best known for his 1818 work The World as Will and Representation (expanded in 1844), which characterizes the phenomenal world as the product of a blind and insatiable metaphysical will. Building on the transcendental idealism of Immanuel Kant, Schopenhauer developed an atheistic metaphysical and ethical system that rejected the contemporaneous ideas of German idealism. He was among the first t...
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Now fie upon that everlasting life! I dye!
She hates! Ah me! It makes me mad;
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Or with his joyes e're crown'd the sad.
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