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Pessimism of the intellect?

Duncan Thompson

Pessimism of the intellect?

a history of New left review

by Duncan Thompson

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Published by Merlin in Monmouth, Wales .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • New Left Review,
  • Socialism -- Periodicals

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [232]-250) and index

    StatementDuncan Thompson
    GenrePeriodicals
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHX44 .T5364 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 254 p. ;
    Number of Pages254
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17224686M
    ISBN 100850365562
    ISBN 109780850365566

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Arthur Schopenhauer's pessimism comes from his elevating of Will above reason as the mainspring of human thought and behavior. The Will is the ultimate metaphysical animating noumenon and it is futile, illogical and directionless striving. Schopenhauer sees reason as weak and insignificant compared to Will; in one metaphor, Schopenhauer compares the human intellect to a lame man who can see.

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